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.

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

    View Diane Gray's profile
    Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • 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

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    Posted 2 months 1 week ago
  • 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

    View Katie Allen's profile
    Posted 1 month 1 day ago
  • 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

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    Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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