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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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At the end of 2017 and early 2018, Heritage Lottery Fund delivered a pilot scheme in Barrow-in-Furness for grants under £3,000. [see our press release on the launch here and here ] Since the programme closed to applications, we have awarded 20 grants totalling £51,000. We been thrilled to fund a... read more
“Often when we think of our history, we think of kings and queens… We believe that the experiences of the people who helped build the country are just as important and should be recorded,” says Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands. Last week we hosted a live chat to discuss the ins and outs of... read more
For the wonderful projects taking part in The National Lottery #ThanksToYou week this 3-9 December , we've pulled together some FAQs to help answer any questions you might have about taking part in this year's campaign. If there's anything we haven't covered, please ask us in the comments below... read more