Melissa Strauss

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Part of my role at the Heritage Lottery Fund is to ensure that we fund lots of great projects that engage young people with heritage. This includes managing our Young Roots grants programme, where I have an overview of projects across the UK. I have worked as a Policy Adviser, in the Participation and Learning team here at HLF since 2008. Before that, I was Community Development Officer at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, and prior to that I worked in audience development and diversity for Arts Council England. I’ve also volunteered for heritage and community organisations. As well as policy and funding experience, I’ve delivered lots of projects with different audiences of all ages, including young people.

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  • In the latest instalment of the findings from our review of 200 Heritage Grants evaluation reports , I want to talk about logic models. One of the key areas of the outcomes review was looking at how grantees told their project story, setting out the linkages between activities, expected outputs and... read more

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    Posted 1 month 2 days ago
  • I wonder if anyone has had any experience of putting togther a management and maintenance plan for digital outputs for the 5 years post project? I need to put one together for our application but most of the guidance form HLF is focussed on buildings. Any tips or examples would be greatly... read more

    View Julia Goldsmith's profile
    Posted 1 year 6 days ago
  • If you have a passion for heritage and are keen to become a local decision taker and help shape the future of your local heritage, please read on! We wills hortly be commencing a recruitment campaign to find new committee members to join our London and South East England Committees. Applications... read more

    View Karen Macaulay's profile
    Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • Hello Everybody We have been delivering a Young Roots Project in Nuneaton, Warwickshire whereby young people have been exploring their own heritage and that of Warwickshire through poetry, hip hop, film and music. Here's a couple of links to some footage from our workshops. One of them features a... read more

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    Posted 1 month 4 days ago
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