NHLF Heritage Funding



National Lottery Funding will help BRLSI to expand our Future Role


The Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) has received a grant for £36,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Made possible by National Lottery players, this grant is enabling BRLSI to undertake two vital reviews / projects to take forward our mission to share knowledge and stimulate exploration of science, literature and the arts, enriching the quality of life for Bath residents and visitors.


The first review was of Governance and Organisation with an eye toward being “fit for the future” and meeting aspirations to 'Open up the BRLSI’.  Secondly, the grant was to help BRLSI to develop its ambitious Business Plans to broaden our audiences and reach out to people who are curious about the world. Key to this will be preserving, developing, interpreting, and sharing the amazing museum, library and archive collections whilst at the same time continuing to deliver stimulating range of activities, including talks, outreach, exhibitions, displays, research and publications.


Though a lot of value and progress was made with these reviews, the arrival of COVID has had a major impact on our ability to progress these plans. Download our evaluation report below to read how we adapted our plans and the outcomes and outputs achieved. This grant funded work is now complete but the recommendations are still guiding our current plans.