Review of NHMF and HLF launched

HLF grantees from Thanet Road Club celebrate their funding
The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a Tailored Review of NHMF and HLF.

DCMS will review and call for evidence on the efficiency, effectiveness and governance of NHMF and HLF. Every government-sponsored public body is reviewed at least once in each Parliament to ensure it is fit for purpose and provides good value for money.

The review will look how NHMF and HLF carry out their roles in supporting the heritage sector and how HLF operates in distributing National Lottery funding to heritage projects across the UK.

It will also consider how the organisations engage with the public and work with partners across the country.

Heritage, natural environment and other cultural organisations, as well as members of the public, are invited to submit their views over the next six weeks.

NHMF was set up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of our heritage at risk of loss to the nation, as a memorial to those who have given their lives for the UK. NHMF, operating as HLF, also distributes money from the National Lottery to help people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

The review is expected to be completed in summer 2017.

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