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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  • We’re making some changes to our rolling programme guidance and application forms which will come into effect on 7 February . You will see these changes even if you started your application before 7 February. Changes of particular significance include – For Young Roots and Our Heritage grants : We’... read more

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  • Hi everyone Many LPs run community grant schemes, through which a modest pot of money is set aside for community groups to apply for to deliver small projects that contribute towards the aims of the scheme. It can be an excellent way for an LP to engage with the community and for local people to... read more

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  • Yesterday we hosted an informative live chat about apprenticeships . We were joined by a panel of experts, and also had questions and experiences shared from some external contributors. Firstly, let's be clear what an apprenticeship is : it's a paid training job delivered to a recognised... read more

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    Posted 2 months 1 week ago
  • The people behind Kids in Museums - who work with museums to help them welcome and include families, teenagers and children - have created a mini manefesto to help all museums do just that. They've boiled down all their interviews and research into eigth key points: Reach out Get to know families... read more

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    Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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