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  • Manchester’s Gorton Monastery has secured Lottery funding for the final stage of a restoration project which has spanned nearly two decades.
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has committed £678million across Scotland to more than 3,500 heritage projects which have supported and contributed to communities, regeneration, tourism and the economy and which have helped to look after and open up our heritage for everyone to enjoy.
  • The National Lottery is helping people across the UK explore the First World War during the Centenary. We’ve funded over 2,000 projects, enabling 9.4 million people take part so far and we’ll be sharing 100 fascinating, moving, and in some cases, lesser-known stories of the First World War and its Centenary from now until the Centenary of Armistice on 11th November.
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), in partnership with the Library of Birmingham and Perry Common Library, are holding an event that will bring together community groups, individuals and heritage professionals, to discuss, learn and share, and to contribute to building a more cohesive city.
  • There was heartbreak in the tiny coastal village of Cushendun in County Antrim when a campaign to restore their old church just missed out in the final of the BBC’s iconic Restoration series.
  • HLF’s Historic Environment Advisor, Ben Greener explains how the fund is making grants available to private businesses to secure the future of our historic...
  • As pantomime season gets into full swing across the country, one of its most-loved fictional characters is to have his birthplace restored and transformed thanks to funding from HLF.
  • Sheffield is one of Britain’s most important industrial cities, its name a byword for the production of steel since the 18th century and the finest quality stainless steel during the past 100 years.
  • Disability History Month this year focuses on war and impairment. Here, Dr Julie Anderson considers some of the experiences of the thousands of men...
  • Many of the UK’s heritage buildings – around two-thirds – are in private ownership and, it is estimated, a similar proportion of the landscape associated with them. HLF is able to assist by providing a range of grants to help secure the future of these, in many cases, rare and fascinating structures, artefacts or artworks.


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