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Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage Lottery Fund - Funding
Opportunities Philippa Davies, Development
Officer Swindon, March 2009
Heritage Lottery Fund Grants programmes
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund is the UKs leading
    advocate for the value of heritage to modern life

What is heritage?
Peoples thoughts and memories about an area,
event, time in the past Cultural
Traditions Remembering or celebrating
events Collections of stories, photographs,
objects and art
What is heritage?
Industrial, transport and maritime The natural
environment, landscapes, parks Museums,
libraries, archives and collections Historic
buildings, monuments and the built heritage
Who can apply?
  • Community or voluntary groups
  • Youth clubs or organisations
  • Charities or trusts
  • Parish councils
  • Local authorities
  • Other public sector organisations

Public and not-for-profit organisations such as
Why are we here?
  • We aim to bring about a more equitable
    distribution of our grants throughout the south
  • This means actively encouraging applications
  • Swindon
  • Black and minority ethnic communities
  • Groups that demonstrate real involvement of young
    people in managing and directing their projects
  • First time applicants
  • Groups wishing to apply for less than 10,000 for
    heritage-based projects.

Priorities for Funding
  • To receive a grant your project must
  • Help people learn about their own and other
    people's heritage.
  • Your project must also do either or both of the
  • Conserve the UK's diverse heritage for present
    and future generations to experience and enjoy.
  • Help more people, and a wider range of people, to
    take an active part in and make decisions about

Learning in Heritage Projects
  • Defining Learning
  • Learning can be broadly considered in three ways
  • Interpretation and Information
  • Training and learning new skills
  • New Courses, programmes, resources

Participation in Heritage Projects
  • Defining Participation
  • Participation can be broadly considered in three
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Participation
  • Audience Development

Conservation in Heritage Projects
  • HLF does not give conservation-only grants
  • Conservation is an integral aim for HLF funding,
    but only as part of a wider project to meet our
  • Conservation projects must be able to
  • Conserve the UK's diverse heritage for present
    and future generations to experience and enjoy

Your Heritage
  • Grants of 3,000 to 50,000
  • Decision in10 weeks.
  • Projects up to 100,000 in total cost
  • No minimum partnership funding required but need
    some contribution either in cash or in kind

Your Heritage - 3,000 - 50,000
  • No minimum match funding contribution, but still
    need to demonstrate volunteer / in-kind support
  • Total project cost of around 100,000
  • Must demonstrate local need and demand
  • Less information needed for grants below 10,000
  • Project Plan
  • First Steps in….guidance notes
  • Simplified monitoring arrangements
  • Decisions by made by a monthly competitive batch

Pilot Gig Restoration
  • Applicant Newquay Rowing Club
  • Grant Awarded 9,600
  • The project involved the restoration of 3 pilot
    gigs still racing today.
  • The team produced a pamphlet, film and photos of
    the restoration which were used at various
    events. Post restoration opportunities to sail in
    the boats were also available.

The Alternative Ancient Mariner
  • Applicant Wolf Water Arts Company
  • Grant Awarded 7,900
  • The project involved using The Ancient Mariner
    poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge to work with
    groups along the route that Coleridge walked to
    Bristol to deliver talks against slavery.
  • A DVD was produced for the Coleridge Festival.

Young Roots
Involving young people aged between 13 and 25 in
  • Grants of between 3,000 and 25,000, for up to
    18 months
  • Total project costs up to 50,000
  • Decision in 10 weeks.
  • Delivered through partnerships between a heritage
    organisation and a youth organisation

A good Young Roots project….
  • will have been designed by young people and be
    managed by them
  • must demonstrate consultation of young people
  • will have a strong partnership between youth and
    heritage organisations
  • will enable young people to learn and appreciate
    heritage and share that learning.
  • will provide appropriate recognition of young
    peoples achievements
  • will be fun!

Young Roots The ideal partnership
Who are youth work partners?
  • Formally constituted not for profit organisation
  • Youth clubs both voluntary and statutory
  • Uniformed groups e.g. Guides, cadets, Scouts
  • Schools (outside of school hours only)
  • Youth Councils and forums
  • Youth Offending Teams and Probation Services
  • Youth Volunteering Groups
  • Youth Arts and Drama groups
  • Youth support services

Who are heritage partners?
  • Formally constituted not for profit organisation
  • Libraries, record offices and archives
  • Museums, galleries, heritage centres
  • Community history and archaeology groups
  • Historic houses English Heritage, National
  • Places of worship
  • Environmental and conservation groups wildlife
    trusts, RSPB
  • Oral History groups.
  • Industrial, transport and maritime groups

Involving Young People in Heritage
  • Young people are the future advocates for
    heritage, and we are keen to encourage projects
    that enable them to gain new insights, skills and
  • The National Youth Agency (NYA), in partnership
    with HLF, have created Young Peoples Heritage
    Projects A Model of Practice which reflects on
    the Young Roots programme to date, and provides
    best practice guidance on project delivery.
  • Further advice and guidance in First Steps
    in….Working with young people

Bradley Stoke Festival of Light Young Roots
Applicant South Gloucestershire
Council Partners Southern Brooks Community
Partnership Grant Awarded 9,700 Environmental
workers from the Avon Wildlife Trust worked with
young people from the Bradley Stoke Youth Club
and the South Gloucestershire Asian Project and
provided opportunities to learn about the Hindu
festival of Diwali, traditional Dhadia Rad dance
and rongoli art. Young people had the
opportunity to work with members from the Reserve
Conservation Group coppicing wood from an ancient
woodland in the town and harvesting the timber
for art and performance workshops.
Sweet History?
  • Applicant The Architecture Centre, Bristol
  • Partners Bristol University, Archmedia and
    Knowle West Media Centre
  • Grant Awarded 10,100
  • Young people explored the impact of the sugar and
    slave trade on the built environment heritage of
    Bristol as part of Abolition 200 commemorations.
  • Young people put together a website, podcast and
    an interactive online trail around 23 Bristol
    landmarks linked to the slave trail. Educational
    resources linked to the Curriculum were also

Seven steps to a successful project…
  • Get to know the young people and the environment
    they live in
  • Support young people to explore what heritage
    means to them, choosing a theme they want to
    focus on
  • Discuss possible activities, goals and targets
    with the young people
  • Identify what additional resources and support
    you need, including developing partnership links
    with the heritage or youth sectors

Seven steps to a successful project…
  • Plan a timetable (project plan) of action with
    the young people, what they want to do and when
  • Carry out the project, reviewing it with the
    young people as you go along
  • Celebrate the end of your project and learn from
    the experience.

Top Tips on Making an Application
We will look at How well the project meets the
HLF priorities Whether there is a need or demand
for your project How well your project is
thought out How you plan to manage your project
during and after completion How you will measure
the success of your project Whether your project
is good value for money and you have asked for
what you need
Top Tips on Project Planning
  • Read all guidance and application packs
  • Get advice early
  • Set clear aims and objectives for the project
  • See how project relates to the Heritage Lottery
    Fund priorities
  • Get someone else not involved in the project to
    review your application

How can we help?
  • The development team can provide advice and
    support and advise on whether your project meets
    our priorities
  • Preapplication forms are available on the
  • Our website has publications, case studies,
  • Development workshops offered

Contact Us
01392 223950 Heritage Lottery Fund,
southwest_at_hlf.org.uk Trinity Court,
www.hlf.org.uk Southernhay East, Exeter,
Devon, EX1 1PG
  • Heritage Matters
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