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Local Heritage Initiative

The Local Heritage Initiative was a small grants programme launched in 2000 as a partnership scheme by the Countryside Agency, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building Society to help communities bring their local heritage to life. The grants provided funds, advice and support to enable people to investigate, explain and care for their local landsmarks, landscape, traditions and culture. A promotional programme was commissioned to celebrate the success of LHI as over six years £23 million pounds was awarded to more than 1,400 communities.