The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, changed its name on 29th January to The National Lottery Community Fund – a move announced in September last year. They are joined by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which from today will be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Both organisations have also unveiled refreshed brand identities that incorporate The National Lottery’s highly recognisable crossed-fingers.
Ros Kerslake, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s CEO, said:
“In 25 years The National Lottery has transformed the UK. Historic high streets and public parks have been revitalised; native wildlife has been protected; our museums and cultural attractions are now world-class; and stories and memories have been preserved. But beyond the millionaires it’s created, many people simply aren’t aware of its impact on our daily lives. By putting The National Lottery brand front and centre of our own, we hope to help change that.”
The new website for heritage lottery funding is https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/ which provides details of the new funding programmes.
The new-look National Lottery Heritage Fund also unveiled plans for the next five years and the new approach is described as:
- A major focus on nature, communities, and on ensuring everyone is able to enjoy heritage – three top priorities for people who responded to the consultation
- new models of investment, moving beyond grants to include loans and partnerships, designed to attract others to invest money alongside the National Lottery
- more support for commercial, sustainable approaches to tackling heritage that’s in danger of being lost
- investment and support to help heritage organisations to be more financially sustainable
- a requirement for every heritage project that receives funding to be environmentally friendly
- simpler, streamlined and more efficient funding
- greater engagement and support to help 13 deprived communities that have in the past been less successful securing funding
- continued support for large-scale, iconic projects over £5million
Find out more about the new Funding Framework here: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/hello-new-look-national-lottery-heritage-fund
HRBA has not yet had time to fully absorb these changes. We will share more on these changes in due course.
Sharing thanks with the Historic Religious Building Alliance for this information found in their February newsletter.
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