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Heritage Lottery Fund Celebrates 15th Birthday.

Posted November 27th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Admittedly we’re coming to the end of the month but Heritage Link reminded us that the Heritage Lottery Fund is 15 years old this month:

HLF has made a difference across the UK – some areas of funding include : regeneration where £1.6billion invested in 2,315 national and regional regeneration projects including buildings, monuments, townscapes and Britain’s much-loved coastal resorts; built heritage – where £1.5billion has been spent on conserving around 12,000 historic buildings and monuments, including more than 2,700 places of worship; natural heritage – £860million has safeguarded precious landscapes and public parks, countryside and creatures and volunteering – where more than £1.75 billion has been awarded to over 21,800 projects that involve volunteers in looking after heritage.

It’s been important us too, funding part of the work on the Back to Backs, offering funding for the Coffin Works and indeed helping give us the confidence to know that there is another source of cash focused on bringing our heritage to life.

So happy birthday, and for every one of you who have bought a lottery ticket, thank you.

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