Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund

What is the National Lottery?

The National Lottery – and with it National Lottery funding for good causes like heritage, arts, sport and charities – was established in 1994. Every ticket sold contributes funds to good causes across the UK.

National Lottery funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund is one of our most important sources of income at Kent Wildlife Trust, and has helped us to achieve many amazing things for people and wildlife over the years.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK.

Since its creation in 1994, The Wildlife Trusts have worked closely with the Heritage Lottery Fund to connect people to nature and each other, save precious wildlife-rich places, create new woodlands, wetlands, meadows and many other habitats and protect rare and endangered species.

Dungeness, photo by Jim Higham

Dungeness, photo by Jim Higham

Investing in Kent

The Heritage Lottery Fund has invested £7.1bn in 40,000 heritage projects. Of this, an amazing £6.9m has been invested in projects by Kent Wildlife Trust over the past 20 years, including Guardians of the Deep and The Fifth Continent

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Players of the National Lottery are helping Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK give a new lease of life to wildlife and wild places, and ignite the passions of individuals and communities to care for the wildlife on their doorstep.
Stephanie Hilborne OBE
The Wildlife Trusts

Making a difference to Our natural heritage

The hundreds of Wildlife Trust projects across the UK supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund have benefited thousands of people from all walks of life – helping them to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives; from children and young people to older generations; from those living in urban areas to those in the countryside, or by the coast.

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