Ana Osborne

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Heritage Lottery Fund
North West

I have been a Grants Officer in the East of England team since October 2013, and moved up to the North West team (after a brief foray working on a special repair scheme for places of worship) in November 2016. I assess and monitor HLF projects of all shapes and sizes across a range of programmes, from Collecting Cultures to Young Roots and Sharing Heritage. Before HLF I worked at Arts Council England, The Wallace Collection, Arvon (a creative writing charity) and a brief stint helping develop contemporary art projects at the Natural History Museum. Although my background is in Museums and the arts, I love all the wonderful aspects of heritage HLF helps to support, from amazing landscapes to oral history. I'm particularly interested in evaluation and how we can help grantees really effectively measure the impact of their work, as well as disability heritage and how we can better support people with learning disabilities to engage.

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  • Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more

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  • OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more

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    Posted 5 months 4 days ago
  • Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more

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    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
  • Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more

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    Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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