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I’m Richard Clarke and I’ve worked with HLF since 2006 as occasional adviser/ mentor/ monitor &c. Until 2012 I taught at London University’s Birkbeck College where I ran the MSc programme in Countryside and Protected Area Management and was director of the University’s Centre for European Protected Area Research (CEPAR) where we undertook the 2010-11 national evaluation of HLF’s Landscape Partnership programme. Other related work included a review of Defra’s Sustainable Development Fund and preparation of the AONB management planning guidance under the CRoW Act. Now freelance I undertake research, evaluation and training related to heritage and landscape conservation/ management (and still do bits of postgraduate teaching at Birkbeck). Recent work for HLF includes preparation of the current LCAP and Evaluation guidance for SF4 (2013-18) together with David Mount and Simon Lees of CTP. I’ve just finished managing the assembly of a third round of Output Data (ugh!) from the 40-plus LP schemes that are currently in delivery or who completed subsequent to the last data collection and I sympathise with all LP colleagues who found themselves tied to their desks tediously filling boxes in what is still a pretty clunky Excel spreadsheet when they could be outside ‘doing’ things. I also work with a couple of LPs to help them demonstrate outcomes and ensure legacy, including preparation of their final evaluation and completion reports. I’ve found working with LPs a huge learning experience – no two schemes are alike and all have different opportunities and challenges - and I’m full of admiration for the enormous amount of effort and commitment of LP teams, partners and volunteers which I hope have made LP a flagship programme for HLF. You can contact me direct on rich[at]cepar.org.uk. or at r.clarke[at]westminster.ac.uk.
What's going on in our community
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
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
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
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