Vanessa Wells

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Vanessa
Wells
Heritage Lottery Fund
London

I am the Programme Manager for the Collecting Cultures programme at the Heritage Lottery Fund. I have an overview of all projects within the programme, convene Collecting Cultures cohort meetings and provide support throughout the programme. My other area of work is as Senior Grants Officer for the National Heritage Memorial Fund, this sees a high number of acquisition projects so is a good complement to my Collecting Cultures work.

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 2 weeks 5 days 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

    View Ian Philp's profile
    Posted 1 month 2 weeks 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 5 days 2 hours 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

    View Molly Sweeney's profile
    Posted 1 month 7 hours ago
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