We have recently launched Cynllun Lle Arbenning Cymru / Great Place Wales, a £1.5million National Lottery investment to promote a partnership approach to regeneration in Wales. This is a space for us to direct you to information that is available to help you develop your Great Place idea and for you to ask us any questions on the process
We've summarised some of the key points for you here.
We have £1.5million to invest in Wales through the Great Place Scheme, with which we estimate we'll be able to fund about 5-8 successful projects.
The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is midday on 14 August 2017. Those invited to progress to the next stage will have to submit a full application by midday on 7 December2017.
Decisions on full applications will be taken in March 2018, with funding available in 2018.
Expression of interest submissions will be analysed based on the aims and outcomes of the programme. We will also take into account how 'deliverable' the project is - considering project management and project budget.
We want to support projects that will contribute towards a step-change in how organisations work together, and for this to contribute to the long-term plans and strategies for your place, including social, environmental and economic priorities. Successful projects will connect heritage with new partners and incorporate heritage into the future vision(s) of the area.
Activities can and should be included in the project - these could include engaging and talking to people in your community or across your organisation/network. And we'll look for creativity and innovation in how you do it - appropriate to your place and the people there.
Previous Grantees Welcome!
You can apply to the Great Place Scheme if you have funding for another project, but you can't use funding from Great Place as partnership funding for another HLF project.
Taking the Lead
The lead applicant should be the most appropriate for the place and project you are planning. It might be more suitable in some cases for the local authority to lead, and in others a voluntary/community sector organisation. The key thing is that there should be a strong partnership with each organisation committed and contributing.
To help demonstrate support and commitment of the partnership we ask that the minimum 10% cash match funding should come from more than one organisation within the partnership. However, match funding above this minimum can come from external sources.
Some of the ideas we've received from initial enquiries seem to be on specific heritage projects - such as developing a heritage asset or supporting an existing organisation to manage heritage. These type of projects will most likely fare better under our existing programmes such as the Heritage Grants programme or Resilient Heritage.
Elements within a project that we can fund include marketing and branding activities, interpretation materials and digital products, but all these should be linked to the activities and outcomes you are trying to achieve.
Feel free to post them in the Online Community!
Heritage and Cultre at the heart of Wales' great places: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/heritage-and-culture-heart-wales-great-places
How the Great Place Scheme will help communities thrive: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/how-great-place-scheme-will-help-communities-thrive
Great Place Scheme Scotland - live Q&A: https://www.hlf.org.uk/community/general-discussions?page=1
Cynllun Lle Arbenning Cymru / Great Place Wales application material: https://www.greatplacescheme.org.uk/wales