HLF workshop at Stewartry and Nithsdale CVS funding event 17.09.13
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Presentation by Megan Combe on Heritage Lottery Fund programmes, priority area and funding for heritage projects.

Presentation by Megan Combe on Heritage Lottery Fund programmes, priority area and funding for heritage projects.

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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. What is heritage?
  • 3. What is heritage? Historic buildings and sites Natural heritage (e.g. historic parks, biodiversity etc) Museums, archives and collections Industrial, transport & maritime heritage „Intangible‟ heritage (e.g. oral history, language and dialect, place names, cultural traditions etc) “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations.” UNESCO
  • 4. Priority areas from 2013 What does it mean? Why Dumfries and Galloway? Development work
  • 5. - 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 Project Examples of projects that we have funded
  • 6. Projects achieving outcomes for: • Heritage • People • Communities Projects that make a lasting difference
  • 7. Outcomes for Heritage • Better managed • In better condition • Better interpreted and explained • Identified and/or recorded
  • 8. Outcomes for People • Developed skills • Learnt about heritage • Changed their attitudes or behaviour • Had an enjoyable experience • Volunteered time
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Grant programmes Small (£3,000 - £10,000) Medium (£10,000 - £100,000) Large (over £100,000) two stage process
  • 11. Sharing Heritage • Celebrating community heritage • Grants from £3,000 - £10,000 • Not-for-profit groups • 8 week assessment • No application deadline • Projects have to meet minimum of one outcome for people
  • 12. Grants up to £10,000 • Catalyst Small grants • Start up grants • First World War: then and now • Celebrate
  • 13. Our Heritage • Grants from £10,000 - £100,000 • Replaces Your Heritage programme • 8 week assessment • No application deadlines • Prioritise not-for profit groups • Projects have to meet minimum of one outcome for heritage and one outcome for people
  • 14. Young Roots • Engaging young people in heritage • Led by young people (11 – 25yrs) • Grants from £10,000 - £50,000 • 8 week assessment • No application deadlines • Partnerships between youth and heritage organisations • Developing young people‟s skills
  • 15. Heritage Grants • Grants over £100,000 • Two round application process with development funding • Projects have to achieve at least one outcome for heritage, people communities (up to £2million) • Regular deadlines • Scotland committee make decision on requests up to £2million • UK Board make decision on requests over £2m
  • 16. Grants over £100,000 • Heritage Enterprise • Parks for People • Landscape Partnerships • Townscape Heritage • Grants for Places of Worship
  • 17. Making a good application to HLF top tips!
  • 18. What we will assess • Value for money - overall benefits of the project in relation to the grant request How your application shows that the project: • Has a clear heritage focus • Meets our outcomes for heritage, people and communities • Is an appropriate response to a need or opportunity • Is financially realistic and has a clear need for lottery funding • Is well planned and managed • Will be delivered by an organisation capable of completing the project
  • 19. Common pitfalls in projects • The project has no heritage focus • Project has already started • Project delivers what could be considered „everyday work‟ of an 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
  • 20. The application journey Idea! • Read the relevant guidance • Fill in a project enquiry form online • Act on advice given by Development Officer Application • 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 assessment Project • If you‟re successful you must apply to HLF for permission to start (don‟t begin without us!) • Keep in touch – regular updates and photos are a must
  • 21. How can we help? Project Enquiry advice – online form Website www.hlf.org.uk • Application materials • Guidance documents • Case studies – examples of projects we‟ve funded
  • 22. Contact us Megan Combe, Development Officer Heritage Lottery Fund 38 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN 0131 225 9450 MeganC@hlf.org.uk New – follow us on twitter @HLFScotland