Sara Crofts

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Sara
Crofts
Heritage Lottery Fund
London

I studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art where I specialised in historic building conservation and subsequently worked for a number of architectural practices focusing on the repair and conservation of historic buildings in both Edinburgh and Cumbria. I most recently spent 11 years working for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) where I was Deputy Director and Head of Casework. I also ran the SPAB's Faith in Maintenance project – a five-year HLF-funded programme to provide training and support for those who maintain historic places of worship. I joined the HLF in June 2015 as Head of Historic Environment and have a particular interest in architecture, building conservation, archaeology and place-making.

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  • Last month we published a news story about what we learned from a review of 200 Heritage Grants evaluation reports. I'm keen to share some of the key findings from the review with OC users. I've already pulled out some dos and don'ts , and below I list some suggested models - and this is just a... read more

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    Posted 1 week 5 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

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    Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
  • Update on Output Data Collection for 2017 Dear all As some of you may be aware we undertook a review of the output data collection exercise this year, including a workshop to hear directly from scheme managers on how it could be improved. Thanks to those who participated the process. We have now... read more

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    Posted 1 week 1 day ago
  • Last week we hosted a really engaging live chat about LGBT Heritage – in fact, it was our second-most-popular live chat ever (just marginally behind Sporting Heritage ). It was great to have so many people contributing to this important discussion, and really rewarding to get feedback like: “it's... read more

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    Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
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