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.
What's going on in our community
We have recently launched the Great Place Scheme Scotland . This innovative scheme is designed by HLF and its partners to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities. With grants of £100,000 to £1million to support applicants... read more
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
Recently I was lucky enough to attend the CultureGeek event in London, which looks at how cultural organisations are “adapting to the changing digital landscape”. One really interesting talk was by Will Stanley, Senior Communications Officer at the Science Museum, who recently helped run successful... read more
Okay, so it is not the most exciting part of your HLF-funded project, but for projects over £10,000 you need to fill in detailed payment requests with invoices. In the South East team we’ve been thinking of some handy hints to make the process run smoothly. Submit your invoices electronically if... read more