Please note, Fit for the Future's staff are temporarily furloughed. We will be pleased to support any National Lottery Heritage Fund applicants that are interested in the network once we have returned, in the meantime please keep an eye on our news pages for further updates. Thank you for your patience during this time, we hope you all stay safe and well.
Our partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund
Fit for the Future is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help applicants embed environmental sustainability within their projects.
What should you do?
- The National Lottery Heritage Fund recommends that all applicants join Fit for the Future. This will help ensure your project achieves the very best standards for environmental sustainability and will strengthen your application.
- You can include the membership fee as an eligible project cost in your application. Don't forget to calculate how many years' membership you will need: this fee will then be included in any grant.
- You can join Fit for the Future directly at any stage in the application process. However, if your application is unsuccessful, National Lottery Heritage Fund will be unable to cover the membership fee.
For further information, please contact us.
How does Fit for the Future work?
We are an environmental sustainability network of more than 80 organisations and hundreds of environmental practitioners, managed by a central team. Fit for the Future supports people to make good decisions about integrating environmental measures into their projects. We do this by enabling the sharing of good ideas, expertise and practical experience between the people and organisations involved. By tapping into the vast pool of knowledge that exists in the network people can more quickly and successfully with embedding sustainability.
The Fit for the Future team ‘match-make’ members based on need and experience. You might chat to another practitioner on the phone, exchange emails, meet in person or connect at our regular meetings, site visits and events.An organisation that has already gone through a process can offer others invaluable advice about what went well, what the challenges were, and what they might have done differently.
Sustainability can be broken down into the following key areas, and Fit for the Future can offer advice and guidance on each.