This is a matter within the operational responsibility of the Heritage Lottery Fund. The fund has advised that it is committed to providing efficient and simple ways of funding voluntary organisations throughout the UK, and it produces a range of guidance, including some designed to help groups carrying out heritage projects for the first time.
The Government have encouraged all lottery distributors, including the Heritage
Lottery Fund, to ensure that the application process is as simple as possible. The lottery distributors have set up a website
which has proved very successful in letting potential applicants know about the relevant lottery programmes, including those run by the Heritage Lottery Fund.