Gemma Thorpe

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Heritage Lottery Fund

I am the Programme Manager for the Catalyst programmes, Transition Funding and Start-up grants 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

  • Recently, a new question has been added to the application forms: How are you planning to promote and acknowledge National Lottery players' contribution to your project through HLF funding? Private philanthropists receive a wealth of exciting invitations to glamorous events thanking them for their... read more

    View Molly Sweeney's profile
    Posted 1 week 6 days ago
  • You can find out about the changes to our funding for places of worship by reading my blog post . However we thought that it might be useful to answer some of the questions that applicants might have in an FAQ-style post. Hopefully you can find the answers to your questions below, but if not,... read more

    View Sara Crofts's profile
    Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
  • We’re recruiting for Heritage Ambassadors to join us for up to 4-5 days a year to support the thinking and the decision-making around our new Kick the Dust programme ( ) We hope that this opportunity may be of interest, whether... read more

    View John McMahon's profile
    Posted 1 week 5 days ago
  • Our churchyard project is slightly unusual in that the ‘new’ church is 400m away and the normal link was not as strong as might be expected. It dates from 1660, is 2.2 acres and has 11,200 burials recorded. Part is ‘closed’ and the grass cut by the Council, part is mainly mid Victorian through to... read more

    View Ian Philp's profile
    Posted 2 weeks 13 hours ago
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