Jo Reilly

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Jo
Reilly
Heritage Lottery Fund
London

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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  • 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

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    Posted 5 months 2 weeks 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

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    Posted 6 months 1 week 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 5 months 1 week 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

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