Gemma Thorpe

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Gemma
Thorpe
Heritage Lottery Fund
London

I am the Programme Manager for the Catalyst programmes, Heritage Endowments and Resilient Heritage at the Heritage Lottery Fund. I have an overview of all UK applications to the programmes and provide policy support on philanthropy, social investment and organisational resilience. I joined the Strategy and Business Development department at HLF in July 2013 having previously worked at Arts Council England on the Catalyst scheme and other grant programmes focussing on organisational development.

What's going on in our community

  • 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

    View Oluwaseun Soyemi's profile
    Posted 1 week 5 days ago
  • 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

    View Linda Clarkson's profile
    Posted 1 month 3 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

    View Amy Freeborn's profile
    Posted 1 week 2 days 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

    View Anna James's profile
    Posted 1 month 1 day ago
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