Board and committee opportunities

The HLF London committee strike a pose
Our success relies on the diverse skills, expertise and experience of our Board and Committee members.

Joining our Board of Trustees or Committees can be an exciting and fulfilling experience and also offers a unique personal development opportunity.

Our Committees

HLF has 12 committees based across the UK, supported by our local teams. The committees meet four times a year. 

We recruit for our committee members once a year and encourage applications from a wide range of people. We welcome individuals with experience from across the cultural sector as well as those from other relevant backgrounds. A good mix of personalities and skills enables us to better represent the cultural identity and the diverse communities that we serve.

Watch our film to find out what it's like to be an HLF committee member on our YouTube channel.

The role of the committees is primarily to:

  • Make decisions on grants from £100,000 to £2million
  • Recommend the funding priorities for applications of £2m and above

Find the minutes from our committee meetings.

Interested in joining a committee? Read our interviews with Joff Whitten, Rachel Chiu and committee chair Maria Adebowale-Schwarte.

Find out about vacancies

Sign up for email alerts via the Committee vacancy portal.

Don't wait for a vacancy to appear - get in touch with the Secretariat team via email.

Our Board

The NHMF and HLF Board consists of a Chair and up to 14 Trustees, appointed by the Prime Minister to NHMF. Find out more about the Board of Trustees.

The role of the Board is to:

  • determine HLF’s Strategic Framework and the annual Business Plan
  • make decisions on NHMF funding and on HLF grants over £2m
  • make decisions on specific grant programmes

Find the minutes from our Board meetings.

Want to find out more about being a Trustee? Read our interview with trustee Atul Patel.

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