Heritage Lottery Fund  Parks and landscapes… Drew Bennellick Head of Landscapes and Natural Heritage
<ul><li>… ... </li></ul>Overview <ul><li>Cash for parks and future need </li></ul><ul><li>Parks programme and green funds ...
Funding by sector since 2002 All programmes - % of total funding value Historic buildings and monuments 35% Museums librar...
Funding by sector since 2002 Heritage Grants: % of total funding value Historic buildings and monuments 39% Museums librar...
HLF funding programmes <ul><li>General programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Grants – over £50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Your ...
Funding programmes… <ul><li>Heritage Grants  £50,000 – plus </li></ul><ul><li>Two round assessment process </li></ul><ul><...
Funding programmes… <ul><li>Landscape Partnerships  £250,000 - £2m </li></ul><ul><li>Two round assessment process but no c...
Public Parks £525m awarded to parks 27,000 UK public parks 2,500 of historic value 500+ funded by HLF = 20%  36% of local ...
Our definition of a public park… <ul><li>“… . an existing designed urban or rural green space, the main purpose of which i...
Parks for People programme… <ul><li>UK-wide programme  </li></ul><ul><li>Whole park projects – masterplan approach. </li><...
Priorities <ul><li>For us to consider your park for funding you  </li></ul><ul><li>must show us at 1 st  Round that: </li>...
Project outcomes  <ul><li>Work and activities proposed must at 1 st  Round have the potential to deliver  all  five of the...
Decision taking  <ul><li>HLF regional or country Committee - (high-medium-low-fail)  </li></ul><ul><li>Central HLF Board o...
Roberts Park, Saltaire – before   Roberts Park, Saltaire - after A Friends Group
Public cemeteries  Issues <ul><li>Buildings and structures in disrepair </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of designed features  </li>...
Nether Wasdale, Cumbria
Chalking Up London’s Downs <ul><li>London Borough of Bromley & partners </li></ul><ul><li>£50,000 – Your Heritage </li></u...
The White Cliffs  Landscape Partnership
Public bodies review & the CSR… <ul><li>English Local Authorities  – 28% cut  </li></ul><ul><li>DEFRA  – 30% cut </li></ul...
Issues for the future… <ul><li>Impacts of CSR and local authority cuts </li></ul><ul><li>- existing and future application...
Any questions?
 
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    1. 2. Heritage Lottery Fund Parks and landscapes… Drew Bennellick Head of Landscapes and Natural Heritage
    2. 3. <ul><li>… ... </li></ul>Overview <ul><li>Cash for parks and future need </li></ul><ul><li>Parks programme and green funds </li></ul><ul><li>Current issues and trends </li></ul>
    3. 4. Funding by sector since 2002 All programmes - % of total funding value Historic buildings and monuments 35% Museums libraries archives and collections 28% Land and biodiversity (including parks) 25% Industrial maritime and transport 8% Intangible heritage 5%
    4. 5. Funding by sector since 2002 Heritage Grants: % of total funding value Historic buildings and monuments 39% Museums libraries archives and collections 35% Land and biodiversity 12% Industrial maritime and transport 11% Intangible heritage 3%
    5. 6. HLF funding programmes <ul><li>General programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Grants – over £50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Your Heritage – £3,000-£50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Young Roots - £3,000-£25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Townscape Heritage Initiative – £500,000-£2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Partnerships - £250,000-£2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Parks for People - £250,000-£5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Repair Grants for Places of Worship </li></ul>
    6. 7. Funding programmes… <ul><li>Heritage Grants £50,000 – plus </li></ul><ul><li>Two round assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>Development funding available </li></ul><ul><li>At least 10% match funding for less than £1m grant </li></ul><ul><li>At least 25% match funding for over £1m grant </li></ul><ul><li>Your Heritage £3,000 - £50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler application form </li></ul><ul><li>Single round assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>10 week assessment time </li></ul><ul><li>Grant paid in 3 instalments, 50% upfront </li></ul><ul><li>No minimum match funding </li></ul>
    7. 8. Funding programmes… <ul><li>Landscape Partnerships £250,000 - £2m </li></ul><ul><li>Two round assessment process but no competition at 2 nd round </li></ul><ul><li>Development funding available </li></ul><ul><li>At least 10% match funding </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor support during development </li></ul><ul><li>Max 200 square km site area </li></ul><ul><li>Young Roots £3,000 - £50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler application form </li></ul><ul><li>Single round assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>10 week assessment time </li></ul><ul><li>Grant paid in 3 instalments, 50% upfront </li></ul><ul><li>No minimum match funding </li></ul>
    8. 9. Public Parks £525m awarded to parks 27,000 UK public parks 2,500 of historic value 500+ funded by HLF = 20% 36% of local authorities yet to approach HLF
    9. 10. Our definition of a public park… <ul><li>“… . an existing designed urban or rural green space, the main purpose of which is for informal recreation and enjoyment. It includes parks, gardens, squares, walks and promenades .” </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Heritage’ – can depend on when a park was made, why it was made, who made it, where it is and what land was used. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Parks for People programme… <ul><li>UK-wide programme </li></ul><ul><li>Whole park projects – masterplan approach. </li></ul><ul><li>£250,000 to £5million </li></ul><ul><li>New match funding rates </li></ul><ul><li>Two round application process - both competitive, </li></ul><ul><li>Two closing dates - 31 st Aug for decision in Dec 2010 1 st March for decision in June 2011, </li></ul><ul><li>Development funding and mentoring to 2 nd Round, </li></ul><ul><li>Max 3 years capital funding, 5 years revenue funding. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Priorities <ul><li>For us to consider your park for funding you </li></ul><ul><li>must show us at 1 st Round that: </li></ul><ul><li>the community values the park as part of their heritage; </li></ul><ul><li>the park meets local social, economic and environmental needs; and </li></ul><ul><li>the park management actively involves local people. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Project outcomes <ul><li>Work and activities proposed must at 1 st Round have the potential to deliver all five of the following outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the range of audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Conserving and improving the heritage value </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the range of volunteers involved </li></ul><ul><li>Improving skills and knowledge through learning and training </li></ul><ul><li>Improving management and maintenance </li></ul>
    13. 14. Decision taking <ul><li>HLF regional or country Committee - (high-medium-low-fail) </li></ul><ul><li>Central HLF Board on a UK basis. </li></ul><ul><li>BIG Trustees join for England cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for success… </li></ul><ul><li>Value for money </li></ul><ul><li>Risks to heritage of not funding </li></ul><ul><li>Need for HLF funding – who else could or should contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Value added through partnerships or wider initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of HLF funding received before, by area or applicant </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation or ‘flag ship’ projects </li></ul>
    14. 15. Roberts Park, Saltaire – before Roberts Park, Saltaire - after A Friends Group
    15. 16. Public cemeteries Issues <ul><li>Buildings and structures in disrepair </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of designed features </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. avenues, views </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism and neglect </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts between heritage and ecology </li></ul>
    16. 17. Nether Wasdale, Cumbria
    17. 18. Chalking Up London’s Downs <ul><li>London Borough of Bromley & partners </li></ul><ul><li>£50,000 – Your Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>To:- </li></ul><ul><li>Promote London's chalk downs, </li></ul><ul><li>Promote their historic landscapes, </li></ul><ul><li>Promote their importance for wildlife, </li></ul><ul><li>Develop health walks, leaflets and displays, </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training in species identification. </li></ul>
    18. 19. The White Cliffs Landscape Partnership
    19. 20. Public bodies review & the CSR… <ul><li>English Local Authorities – 28% cut </li></ul><ul><li>DEFRA – 30% cut </li></ul><ul><li>Affects Natural England and Environment Agency </li></ul><ul><li>DCMS – 30% cut </li></ul><ul><li>English Heritage 32% cut </li></ul><ul><li>Potential loss of Cabe Space </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Parks 25% cut </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to become clear </li></ul>
    20. 21. Issues for the future… <ul><li>Impacts of CSR and local authority cuts </li></ul><ul><li>- existing and future applications </li></ul><ul><li>- sustaining our legacy </li></ul><ul><li>- Green Flag Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Asset transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Role of communities and the need for skills </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Digital technology </li></ul><ul><li>HLF strategic plan consultation 2013-2019 </li></ul>
    21. 22. Any questions?

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