D&g overview presentation feb 2013


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Diane Gray's presentation on HLF funding and work in Dumfries and Galloway as a Development Priority Area. Presentation to D&G staff and councillors in Annan, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer in Feb 2014

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  • Immigration in InverclydePits and Ponies – mining industry in South Lanarkshire
  • PfP: grants up to £5m for historic parks and cemeteries – easily accessed and well used green spaces in our communities – often neglected/ fall into decline – restore key features such as bandstands, railings, pavilions, original planting and designLP: grants up to £3m to conserve areas of distinctive landscape character examples in Scotland are Tweed River, Ochils, Isle of Bute, Argyll (Dalriada), more recently Scapa Flow in Orkney, Clyde and Avon valley. Projects improving various heritage assets in area that are important to the landscape character e.g. natural heritage assets, built structures/ archaeology, cultural heritage, involving people, developing skills. Led by wide ranging partnershipTH: grants up to £2m to improve built historic environment of conservation areas in need of investment in villages, towns or cities. Regenerate economically disadvantaged historic areas for the benefit of local residents, workers and visitors. This can include repair and re-use of vacant buildings, reinstate original architectural features on buildings e.g. shopfronts, improve public realm (footpaths, street furniture)HE: grants up to £5m to support the conservation and adaptation of an individual historic building or coherent group of buildings for an end use which actively contributes to sustainable development in areas experiencing economic disadvantage. Help to create more resilient model for the heritage with less dependency on public sector support. The key and common factor in all projects will be plans for a sustainable end use, most likely involving the generation of a commercial income. Focus of investment will be in areas of economic disadvantage, building/s should be of heritage value to the local community, private sector organisations will only be eligible as minority partners in a partnership led by not-for-profit org.
  • D&g overview presentation feb 2013

    1. 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. 2. What are we looking for?
    3. 3. Heritage focus
    4. 4. What is heritage? “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations.” UNESCO • 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)
    5. 5. Projects that make a lasting difference Projects achieving outcomes for: • Heritage • People • Communities
    6. 6. Outcomes for Heritage • Better managed • In better condition • Better interpreted and explained • Identified and/or recorded
    7. 7. Outcomes for People • Developed skills • Learnt about heritage • Changed their attitudes or behaviour • Had an enjoyable experience • Volunteered time
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. Grant programmes Sharing Heritage (£3,000 - £10,000) Your Heritage (£10,000 - £100,000) Heritage Grants (over £100,000) two stage process
    10. 10. Heritage Grants • Grants over £100,000 • Two round application process with development funding • Projects have to achieve at least one outcome for heritage, people and communities (requests up to £2million) • Scotland Committee make decisions on requests up to £2m • UK Board make decisions on requests over £2m
    11. 11. Area regeneration • Parks for People • Landscape Partnerships • Townscape Heritage • Heritage Enterprise
    12. 12. Why Priority Areas? Trying to achieve more equitable spread of funding Focus on areas that have: • Lower levels of funding than other areas • Social and economic challenges • Potential for HLF projects
    13. 13. What does it mean? We provide development support to: - Promote heritage - Develop projects - Improve the quality of applications - Work in partnership No allocation of funding
    14. 14. What can be achieved? • More people aware of HLF funding opportunities • Benefits for heritage, people, and communities through project funding • More people involved in heritage • Increased local support for heritage projects and what they can achieve
    15. 15. What we have funded in D&G - 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 Going forward….
    16. 16. How can we help? • Project Enquiry advice – online form • Local advice surgeries • Funding Fairs and Events • Information on website www.hlf.org.uk