Attractions industry news

23 Feb 2018

HLF considers change to funding methods

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year.

The body is currently planning out its strategic framework for National Lottery funding for 2019-2024, which includes reviewing the manner in which it is distributed to heritage projects. This includes a simplification of the organisation’s grant schemes, the introduction of non-grant finance such as loans and a democratisation of the grant-making process.

As part of the changes, the HLF is planning new strategic funding to support innovation and new ways of working. According to the HLF, it expects these initiatives to include a strong focus on urban parks and landscapes, with further details to follow in Q2.

“The operating environment for UK heritage remains uncertain and volatile. With reduced public funding available, competition for HLF grants has grown,” said an HLF spokesperson.

“This coincides with a recent decline in National Lottery income, from historic high points in 2015 and 2016.

“Our next Strategic Funding Framework will enable us to respond flexibly to changes in our income.”

The HLF is running a consultation period starting in March, with the funder declaring its intention to shift from being the “largest dedicated grant-funder” of the UK’s heritage to “the largest dedicated investor”. The move to use National Lottery income for grants, loans and financial interventions, would be so the organisation could “respond best to strategic needs and create most long-term value for society”.

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

Joanna Lumley-backed Peter Pan centre to open late 2018 in Scotland

The inspiration behind the Peter Pan story, Moat Brae House, is being fully restored and turned into the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries, Scotland. [more...]

Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund partner to help English museums

Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have announced a partnership to ensure museums in England can get more help at a strategic level. [more...]

Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham

Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’s new £20m ($26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, England has opened its doors to the public with a promise from Grylls to bring the “spirit of endeavour” to one destination. [more...]

Three-storey maze inside V&A's Sackler Courtyard spreads sustainability message

MultiPly, a nine-metre pavilion constructed by architectural design studio Waugh Thistleton is now on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Sackler Courtyard for the London Design Festival. [more...]

UNWTO creates management strategy to help cities suffering from overtourism

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been created to highlight the effects of "overtourism", also helping the world's cities better manage the impact of tourism on their populations. [more...]

Skills for Success programme looks to 'diversify' Scotland's museum workforce

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched an initiative looking to address the lack of accessible entry routes into museum jobs for non-university graduates by offering opportunities for non- graduates. [more...]

In brief:

Work to begin on £6.7m Northampton museum expansion @NorthamptonBC @Wildgoose1896 [more...]
V&A Dundee wows with new photography ahead of weekend launch @TristramHuntVA @heritagelottery @kengokuma @PhillipsCiara @creativescots @screamofficial [more...]
V&A Dundee opening: New images of interiors released @VADundee [more...]
Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit @ETOA [more...]
Sally Corp partners with Aardman for new Shaun the Sheep dark ride @aardman @sallycorp [more...]
UKinbound appoints Joss Croft as CEO @UKinbound @josscroft [more...]
Revised plans for £20m 'The Journey' attraction to be submitted later this year [more...]
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 7 September 2018 [more...]
AZA's US$1bn conservation target on track after record year [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back