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  • Grants of £15,500 and £19,900 – making discoveries, adding to our knowledge of the landscapes and communities around us, involving volunteers with help from professional archaeologists
  • £6,600 for a project to celebrate the life, time and work of William Quarrier.140th anniversary of Quarriers Village in Renfrewshire. Founded by William Quarrier in 1871, the collection of foster homes cared for orphaned and destitute children. Site is still used to provide care services todayA pioneering approach to child care and poverty relief during the Victorian era and there remains a strong sense of community amongst staff and former residents. research the life and work of William Quarrier through archives and oral history interviews. It will culminate in a film and public exhibition at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow. Young people present what they learned through a film and exhibition.Project delivered in partnership with the Scout Association£49,800 for community education and arts project exploring the history of Livingston new town, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment in 2012.research, record and make public the story of Livingston over the past 5 decades. archival research, oral histories, and the investigation and interpretation of the town's heritage through visual arts. workshops and training to involve volunteers in researching and interpreting their heritageopportunities for wider community to increase their understanding of their heritage Outputs: an oral history archive, a volunteer-led exhibition travelling around community centres and venues in Livingston, a booklet on the oral history work, a documentary distributed to schools, a stained glass installation at Howden Park Arts Centre, a photobook interpreting the architecture and community of the town distributed to schools, and a mobile phone app utilising the council's digital image collection to showcase public art in Livingston. 
  • OutcomesExpect to see projects looking at the history of a sport or the Games, and histories and links with commonwealth countries, cultures and communities
  • We want to encourage private giving to the sectorImprove financial sustainability of heritage organisationsUnlikely to fund costs of a fundraiserWILL fund things like the development of a Friends group, membership scheme, training for staff to increase fundraising skills within the organisation
  • Project enquiry not part of formal application process – not assessed as such – just getting advice – response in approximately 10 daysFirst round application with request for development funding – see handout for information requiredDevelopment phase – develop project proposal in more detail and prepare second round applicationSecond round application – see handout for information requiredDelivery phase/ development phase
  • Project enquiry not part of formal application process – not assessed as such – just getting advice – response in approximately 10 daysFirst round application with request for development funding – see handout for information requiredDevelopment phase – develop project proposal in more detail and prepare second round applicationSecond round application – see handout for information requiredDelivery phase/ development phase

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  • 1. Who we are• One of four lottery funders in Scotland• Support all types of heritage projects• Award grants over £3,000• £600m for Scotland’s heritage since 1994
  • 2. Priority areas from 2013What does it mean?Why Dumfries and Galloway?Development work
  • 3. - Cree Valley Woodland Heritage- Crichton Memorial Church restoration- Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dark Ages- Moffat Museum- Dock Park- Machars Archaeological Project- Langholm Heritage Trail- Mull of Galloway Lighthouse ProjectGoing forward….What we have funded
  • 4. Supporting projects that achieve outcomes for:• Heritage• People• CommunitiesProjects that make a lasting difference
  • 5. Outcomes for Heritage• Better managed• In better condition• Better interpreted andexplained• Identified and/orrecorded
  • 6. Outcomes for People• Developed skills• Learnt about heritage• Changed their attitudesor behaviour• Had an enjoyableexperience• Volunteered time
  • 7. Outcomes for Communities• Environmental impacts will be reduced• More people will have engaged with heritage• Organisations will be more resilient• Local economies will be boosted• Local communities will be a better place to live
  • 8. Grant programmesSharing Heritage(£3,000 - £10,000)Our Heritage(£10,000 - £100,000)Heritage Grants(over £100,000) two stage process
  • 9. Sharing Heritage• Celebrating communityheritage• Grants from £3,000 - £10,000• Not-for-profit groups• Projects have to meet minimumof one outcome for people
  • 10. Our Heritage• Grants from £10,000 - £100,000• Who can apply: not for profit groupsand private owners of heritage• Capital and activity projects• Projects have to meet minimum ofone outcome for heritage and oneoutcome for people• Project plan• Letters of support• Briefs for commissioned work• Job descriptions• Conservation/ condition survey (ifapplicable)
  • 11. Archaeology in High Morlaggan andWester Ross
  • 12. William Quarrier and Livingston –50 years of new town life
  • 13. Young Roots• Engaging young people inheritage• Led by young people (11 –25yrs)• Grants from £10,000 - £50,000• Partnerships between youthand heritage organisations• Developing young people’sskills
  • 14. Moffat Youth Theatre & Young Muslim,Aberdeen
  • 15. Special initiativesFirst World War: Then and Now• Exploring the legacy of the FirstWorld War• Community heritage focussed• Aim to involve young people• Grants from £3,000 - £10,000• Not-for-profit groups• Projects have to meet minimumof one outcome for people
  • 16. Special Initiatives• To helpcommunitiescelebrate the 2014Games in Glasgow• £500- £10,000• Joint programmefrom all 4 ScottishLottery distributers
  • 17. Celebrate• Communities come together througharts, heritage, sports andlocal celebrations of theCommonwealth Games• Communities celebrate the people,places and culture of thecommonwealth
  • 18. Developing capacityCatalyst small Grants (£3,000 to £10,000)• To help heritage organisations develop theircapacity for fundraising, especially from theprivate sectorTransition Funding (£10,000 - £100,000)• For previous HLF grant recipients• Helping organisations that want to change e.g.new skills, new structures/ governance, tobecome more resilient• Protecting HLF investment and heritage for thelong term
  • 19. Making a good applicationWhat we will assessCompleting an application
  • 20. • No deadlines (apart from Catalyst) – apply whenyou are ready• Applications assessed in 8 weeks then nextdecision meeting• Decisions by Head of HLF in Scotland• You will need to get three quotes for any cost over£10,000 and follow open recruitment for any newproject officer postsRequests under £100,000
  • 21. Project enquiryGet advice and act on it!Submit full application when you are readyDecision in less than 12 weeksStart up meeting in EdinburghApplication process
  • 22. What we will assess• Is there a clear heritagefocus?• How does it meet HLFoutcomes?• Is there a need for theproject to happen now?• Will the project be wellmanaged and delivered?• Does the project offer valuefor money? [overall benefitsof the project in relation tothe grant request]
  • 23. Common pitfalls in projects• The project has no heritage focus• Project has already started• Project delivers what could be considered ‘everyday work’ ofan organisation• Project is too ambitious for the organisation• High costs of maintaining the project benefits after completion• Not enough partnership funding• No activities to engage people/communities
  • 24. The application journeyIdea!• Read the relevant guidance• Fill in a project enquiry form online• Act on advice given by Development OfficerApplication• Describe what you want to do clearly and succinctly• Assume we have no prior knowledge• Make sure the project costs add up• Ask someone who does not know the project to read a draft application form• Attach any supporting documents and submit online• Leave enough time for assessmentProject• If you’re successful you must apply to HLF for permission to start (don’t beginwithout us!)• Keep in touch – regular updates and photos are a must
  • 25. How can we help?Project Enquiry advice – online formWebsite www.hlf.org.uk• Application materials• Guidance documents• Case studies – examples of projects we’ve funded