Online Advice Surgery (11 February, 2016)

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Just received a grant and wondering where to start with your project? Need help with a potential or on-going application? Want some feedback on your heritage idea, or advice on what programme is best for you?

Join us right here for a live online advice surgery on Thursday 11 February from 12.30-1.30pm.

We'll have various members of HLF staff on hand to answer all the questions we can fit in an hour.

So, whether you’ve got funding and want to know what to do next, you've got a fully-formed idea and want advice on our application criteria and assessment, or have little or no knowledge of Heritage Lottery funding and would like to find out more – or anything else - join us for this special live Q&A session.

NB: Commenting will open at 12.30pm on 11 February.

View Amy Freeborn's profile Amy Freeborn Jan 27 2016 - 10:16am
  1. Something that I often get asked by applicants is:

    What’s the difference between an output and an outcome?

    An output relates to specific project activities, rather than the difference a project will make. For example, a project output may be that a group of volunteers have participated in a training workshop to develop research skills.

    An outcome is about the difference the project makes. In relation to the output above, the outcome would be that people had developed skills.

    HLF describes the difference it wants projects to make to heritage, people and communities through a set of fourteen outcomes. They are listed here: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/difference-we-want-your-project-make and in the different programme guidance documents. A project doesn’t have to meet all of them!

    When writing an application for HLF, it is really important to think about which of the fourteen outcomes you will address (‘what difference do you want to make?’) and about the project outputs that will deliver them (‘how will you make this difference happen?’).

     

  2. View Joseph Minden's profile Joseph Minden
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  3. Hi. I am just about to submit a Young Roots app and our statement is a video. Can we send a link to Vimeo? Not sure how to submit a film file

    Thanks

     

     

  4. View Laura Bullivant's profile Laura Bullivant
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    Hi. I am just about to submit a Young Roots app and our statement is a video. Can we send a link to Vimeo? Not sure how to submit a film file

    Thanks

     

     

     

    Laura Bullivant

    Hi Laura

     

    Yes, we are very happy to receive films from young participants explaining why and how they want to get involved.  Probably the easiest way to submit the link is to create a word document called “supporting statement” or something similar and just put the Vimeo link in that document. 

  6. View Sue Washington's profile Sue Washington
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  7. Hello

    We considering applying for a grant to tell the history of our unique housing communities here on Gower, Wales.

    We are not a formal group but the Swansea university has agreed that we can apply through them. Would this be allowed?

     

    Regards

    Paul

  8. View Paul O Connor's profile Paul O Connor
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    Hello

    We considering applying for a grant to tell the history of our unique housing communities here on Gower, Wales.

    We are not a formal group but the Swansea university has agreed that we can apply through them. Would this be allowed?

     

    Regards

    Paul

    Paul O Connor

    Hi Paul,

    That's a good question, although there's not a simple answer! It would potentially be possible for Swansea University to apply. However, this would make them the lead applicant, meaning that they would receive the grant in the event of an award, be required to sign up to HLF's terms of grant, and be responsible for delivering the project - even if it was your group working on all the activities. For it to work, you would need a clear agreement outlining the university's commitment to being involved.

    It may be worth considering getting constituted as an organisation if you would like to apply for grants in the future. HLF has a Start-up grant programme, for grants of £3,000-£10,000, which can be used for projects which help new heritage groups get formally set up. Details are available here: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/start-grants

    Getting constituted can be easier than you might think - this website is useful if you are considering it: https://knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-write-a-governing-document-guide

    I'd definitely suggest you get in touch with the Development Team in the Wales office to discuss the specifics of the situation. Their contact details can be found here: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/where-we-fund

    Good luck with your plans!

     

     

  10. View Joseph Minden's profile Joseph Minden
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  11. For anyone who is thinking of running a First World War project, our First World War: then and now fund will be open until 2018.

    We have a FAQ section for FWW projects on our website.

    www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/understanding-first-world-war/frequently-asked-questions-about-first-world-war-centenary-projects

  12. View Emma Mastin's profile Emma Mastin
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  13. What's your top tip for applicants?

    I get asked this a lot and my biggest piece of advice is get someone else to read your application! It's really easy to get caught up in writing an applciation and sharing it with other people is one way to make sure you're getting your message across. Whoever assessess your application needs to know what you want to do so make sure your plans are clear.

    Does anyone else have any top tips they would like to share?

  14. View Heather Turvey's profile Heather Turvey
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  15. Lots of groups want to carry out oral history as part of their projects and it's a brilliant way of involving people in their local heritage and capturing stories and memories that might otherwise be lost.  But where do you start and what do you do with the memories you collect?

    The Oral History Society has lots of really useful information and contacts: http://www.ohs.org.uk/

    And our guidance gives you lots of helpful advice about what to think about before you get started: https://www.hlf.org.uk/oral-history

    And don't forget to contact your local Records Office or Museum, as they might already have some oral history material to inspire you!

     

  16. View Sue Washington's profile Sue Washington
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  17. Something applicants often ask is:

    When will I hear whether my application's been successful? The answer depends on the size of grant you're applying for.

    For our smaller grants programmes (Sharing Heritage, Our Heritage, First World War, Start-Up Grants, Young Roots and Transition Funding), you will usually hear back in 8-12 weeks. We need 8 weeks to assess an application for these programmes, and then it goes to the next monthly decision meeting in your region. This means there are no deadlines for this programme - you can submit an application at any time!

    For other grants programmes, including Grants for Places of Worship and all grants of over £100,000, assessment takes longer and meetings are less frequent. There are regular deadlines for each grants programme. These vary by region and you can find them all by following this link.

    You can find out more about how HLF makes funding decisions here.

  18. View Caroline George's profile Caroline George
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  19. If you are unsure of how to contact us with an idea, there are a variety of ways.

    You can call our general enquiries line on 0207 591 6042/6044 or even contact your regional HLF office - details can be found here: www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/contact-us

    You can also email us on enquire@hlf.org.uk or contact us via twitter @heritagelottery

    Finally you can also talk to us via the online community.

    We are here to help!

  20. View Emma Mastin's profile Emma Mastin
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