Department for Culture Media and Sport

national lottery funding opportunities

The following bodies provide lottery funding for arts or heritage projects in the UK.

  • Arts Council England provide funding for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work. Information on criteria and how to apply can be found on the Arts Council website.

  • The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery. Information on criteria and how to apply can be found on the Big Lottery Fund website

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund can support arts projects when they increase access to, understanding of, or participation in heritage. Information on criteria and how to apply can be found on the Heritage Lottery Fund website