The below message is from the National Lottery Heritage Fund:

Communities across Wales can now apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 for capital projects that will encourage engagement with local heritage.

The deadline for applications is noon, October 4th, 2021.  

This is the second year the programme is running in Wales and it is based on a concept called the 15 minute city where everyone should be able to meet most of their needs within just a short walk or cycle from their home. The aim of the capital grant programme is to support projects that help to connect communities with the heritage on their doorstep so that local people can benefit from it. The programme can fund outputs such as interpretation boards, small scale capital works, murals or pop up exhibitions and window displays.  The programme can also fund digital outputs such as creating apps or websites. To compete for funding projects will need to demonstrate how they will offer opportunities for people to get involved through volunteering or participation events – as the Fund requires all projects to work towards our mandatory outcome that a wider range of people will be involved in heritage as a result of our funding. 

You can read more about the programme in the application guidance

15-Minute Heritage Grants (Round 2) | The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Support to applicants :

In order to support applicants we are offering virtual question and answer sessions – the aim of these sessions is to give applicants the opportunity to ask any questions they might have to the engagement team prior to applying.    We’ve also created a video providing further guidance on developing an application and some top tips on completing the application form. Please download a Welsh and English version of the help videos here : https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnM7JUglVjxAg2vVLV9o6fUiS4ko?e=Nb5aNc

The plan is to show the video at the beginning of each webinar as well.  You’re welcome to share this video with organisations and groups that are interested in applying to the programme within your area – but please do not share the video on any public platform. 

Booking tickets for the virtual question and answer sessions : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/heritagefundcymru If you’d like to discuss any ideas or enquiries – you’re welcome to contact me via email at ellen.hywel@heritagefund.org.uk.