Jo Reilly

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Heritage Lottery Fund

I lead a team providing strategic participation and learning expertise to decision-takers in HLF. Working externally across the UK, the team demonstrates the benefits of Lottery funding for people of all backgrounds and promotes better access to grants for under-represented groups, including young people, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and disabled people. I am HLF’s lead on heritage skills and vocational learning and direct the £40m Skills for the Future grants programme currently delivering work-based training placements across the UK and encouraging a more diverse heritage workforce. I am director of the Young Roots grants programme which encourages youth-led heritage projects. Before joining HLF, I was first an education officer and then a University lecturer, in both cases with a focus on 20th century genocide.

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  • 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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