In all 17,000 children have benefitted from the scheme, with Little's community team providing learning packs to over 300 schools.
It all started four years ago when the Aviva Premiership side were undergoing redevelopment at their Kingsholm Stadium home and Little stumbled across the collection of club memorabilia and records.
Sensing an opportunity to enlighten others, he decided to make the rarely seen pieces of Gloucester's history available to others and it has gone from strength to strength since.
The team fell frustratingly short of scooping the JP Morgan Asset Management Impact Award but won the admiration of Gloucester MP Richard Graham who blogged:
"What a team! And they almost took the Rugby Premiership Community Award.
"But getting Highly Commended was pretty good, and I think that now their educational work is more recognised prospects for next year are bright."
The Heritage Project is a partnership with Gloucester Rugby Community, Gloucestershire Archives and the Friends of Gloucestershire Archive.
Pictured at the House of Parliament from, left to right, Gary Little, Richard Graham MP, John Theyers and Dick Williams, (project volunteers) Kerry Halloran, Katherine Pankiewitz (air creative design) and Jill Shonk (Gloucestershire archives).