The future of funding for heritage and people

We are currently planning our strategic funding framework for National Lottery funding for 2019-2024.

Earlier this year we started by talking to National Lottery players. Through a series of workshops across the UK we looked at what the participants valued as heritage, how heritage projects might improve their communities, and what their priorities would be for how HLF funds projects.

This year we have also had conversations and workshop sessions with a range of stakeholders - people from a range of sectors who work with heritage. We’ve been asking what people see as the main opportunities for heritage over the next few years and how HLF can best support them to achieve their ambitions.

Workshops with these stakeholders also informed our Tailored Review, along with other Government reviews announced in the 2016 Culture White Paper: the museums review and the churches sustainability review. 

We will use all of these findings to help us frame our approach to consultation in 2018.

Getting involved

Early in 2018 we will be asking for your views on the future of National Lottery funding for heritage. We will be consulting on how we should use National Lottery Good Causes income for the period from 2019 to 2024 and what our priorities should be across the UK. We will have an open online survey which we will be promoting through this website and social media. Look out for news of the launch from January.

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