NLHF launches £100m Heritage Horizon Awards 4/7/2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched a new Heritage Horizons Fund for projects over £5m. There will be £100m available over the next three years. All kinds of heritage projects will be considered, but there will be a particular focus on NLHF’s strategic priorities: landscape and nature, and heritage at risk. 10 – 12 projects will be shortlisted before a final selection. The last awards of this size were made in May 2017; previous major recipients have ranged from national museums to outdoor spaces like the Great Fen and historic city sites like Piece Hall in Halifax. NLHF’s CEO Ros Kerslake said that they had thought ‘long and hard’ before deciding to continue investment in large scale projects, but said “when we consulted it was clear to us that if we stopped, it is unlikely that anyone else would be able to step in, and major, transformative heritage projects simply would not happen." NLHF, Museums Journal, ALVA