I joined the Heritage Lottery Fund in 1998 and have worked in various roles, including being the first officer to set foot in the HLF Wales office in Cardiff. I am the programme manager for the Skills for the Future and Training Bursaries grants programme and the policy adviser on skills and have been delivering the HLF targeted heritage skills grant initiatives for the last ten years. I have a degree in leisure management and tourism in which I specialised in heritage management and gained work experience in community heritage projects in the Republic of Ireland. I have since gained an MA in Heritage Management. A born and bred Londoner I have an uncanny knowledge of pubs and restaurants around the capital. I have an interest in modernist architecture and design as well a huge variety of sports.
What's going on in our community
Yesterday we hosted a really informative live chat about working with consultants . We heard first-hand from consultants about why their work is important and how it can help with your HLF application or project delivery, how to go about employing them and who much it costs, and importantly, how to... read more
On the 21st and 22nd February I attended the BRICK Conference 2018. The conference was titled ‘Learning for the Future: How to evaluate the impact of heritage projects’ and across the two days delegates and speakers explored the importance of evaluation in heritage, what it entails and how to do it... read more
The FSC BioLinks project aims to improve our capacity for recording and monitoring natural heritage by providing training in invertebrate identification and recording. It soon became apparent during our consultation that the sector was having difficulty recruiting young adults as active biological... read more
Last week we hosted a really lively live chat about engaging young people in heritage . In fact, it was our most popular live chat to date! It was great to hear first-hand from young people about why they love heritage, why they think others should love it too, and how we can all go about removing... read more