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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  • Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more

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    Posted 3 months 1 week ago
  • As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more

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    Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
  • We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more

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    Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
  • HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more

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    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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