Website and social media

Announcing your grant on your website and on social media is an essential part of promoting your project and acknowledging your grant. Not only does it let people know about your success, it also shows how National Lottery players’ money is spent.

We expect to see our funding acknowledged on your website and through your social media channels including:

  • websites and blogs – using our logo and acknowledgement text on your home page or project page and linking it to the HLF website
  • social media – featuring our logo on your social media channels (for example: Facebook, Pinterest and Flickr pages, in YouTube and Vimeo videos), mentioning HLF in tweets and posts, referring to @HeritageLottery (Twitter), and so on
  • in mobile and tablet apps

Your website

We expect to see our funding acknowledged on your website. This includes using our logo and acknowledgment text on your website’s home page or project page. You can download our logo in different formats and upload to your website.

The following text can be used either on your project page or home page. Just copy and paste the text to your website and fill in the blanks:

[Name of your project] has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to [short description of your project].

Make sure you keep your website up-to-date with the latest news and information.

Social media

Social media is a great, free way to share information and publicise your project. Don’t forget to include social media in your communications planning.

You could also set up a blog, a Flickr page or Facebook page. Please let us know if you decide to do this so we can have a look and help spread the word.

We are more than happy to tweet/retweet your project information or event details on Twitter – we currently have more than 20,000 followers. Follow us on Twitter and keep up-to-date with our latest news – @HeritageLottery.

We also have a Twitter account for each region and country in the UK so make sure to find and follow your local feed.

We’ve put together a suggested tweet that you could adapt and use when your project goes live:

Brilliant news! We’ve been awarded £xx from @heritagelottery for our heritage project thanks to money raised by National Lottery players!

Make sure you keep people up-to-date with the progress of your project by tweeting regular updates.

You can also mention @heritagelottery and your funding throughout the lifetime of your project by using our hashtags:

General 

Programme specific

Remember to send us any stand-out images and films made as a result of your project and we can upload it to our Flickr or YouTube channel.

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