The National Lottery Heritage Fund awards £250,000 to support new Torbay heritage grant scheme

Office: UKNC    –    February 27, 2023

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Torbay Council, supported by the board of Torbay Culture, has been engaging with external partners including The National Lottery Heritage Fund to look at ways of supporting our shared ambitions for heritage and culture in the bay.

As part of this, we made an application to the Heritage Fund which has awarded the Council a £250,000 grant to establish a Torbay local heritage small grants scheme. The Council has also committed £12,500 contribution to go alongside this funding.

The aim of the new scheme will be to enable greater participation in Torbay’s heritage, and celebrate our designation as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

The scheme will be set up ready to open this summer, and will continue with additional rounds awarding grants in 2024/25. The Heritage Fund investment will support advice for applicants and grant recipients, and evaluation and shared learning. Details about how to apply will be issued in the coming months.

The funding will be focused at smaller-scale grassroots heritage projects, which otherwise may struggle to access support, as distinct from larger-scale capital projects.

Growing and raising awareness of Torbay’s culture and heritage underpins several key documents and plans including the Torbay Story, the Culture Strategy, the Heritage Strategy, and the Local Plan – all which have been developed with input from the community.


Torbay’s local heritage grants scheme is a collaboration between Torbay Council, Torbay Culture, and the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

It is made possible thanks to investment from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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