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Heritage Lottery Fund statement – Wilton’s Music Hall, London 


The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has assessed a £2.3m application from Wilton’s Music Hall Trust for the restoration of the Grade II* listed building.  After careful consideration, it was decided that the Fund was unable to support the project. 

Carole Souter, Chief Executive of HLF, said: “Wilton’s Music Hall is a unique and precious part of our theatrical heritage. The Trust’s plans were well articulated and ranked highly for our support. 

"However, this was a competitive round of funding – three times over-subscribed - and, in spite of huge enthusiasm for the project, we simply did not have enough money to fund it in this round as other projects were even stronger. 

"We will be meeting with Trust representatives shortly in order to provide feedback and discuss the best way forward."


To date, HLF has made 215 awards in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets totalling £58.6m. 

Notes to editors

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 30,000 projects, allocating £4.5billion across the UK.

Further information

Katie Owen or Laura Bates, HLF Press Office on 020 7591 6036 / 6032 or 07973 613 820.