We’ve just received this e-mail which gives you a chance to say how we should spend EXTRA money available through the Heritage Lottery Fund…
We are delighted to announce the launch of our public consultation on the future of Lottery funding for heritage from 2013-2019. The consultation is open until 26 April 2011 and you can give us your views online at http://www.hlf.org.uk/consultation2011.
The Government’s announcement of an increase in our share of Lottery good causes income from 16.7% to 20% by 2012-2013, amounting to around £50 million extra money a year, was an extremely welcome boost for the UK’s heritage. From 2013 to 2019 we will have an annual awards budget of around £300 million.
At the same time, reductions in central Government and local authority spending mean there will be significantly less public investment in heritage across the UK during the next four years.
This consultation therefore comes at a time of continued turbulence and change for many of our customers and partners. Your views are important to us and will help us decide how we can best respond.
We have set out our proposals on a range of issues, based on analysis of the emerging funding environment for heritage in the next few years, research and evaluation of the impact of our funding, and discussions with many other organisations, partners and funders. This is your opportunity to tell us:
* what we should continue doing;
* what we may need to do differently;
* and what new initiatives or measures could have the greatest impact.
Please register and respond at http://www.hlf.org.uk/consultation2011 by 26 April. We will report back on what you have told us later on this year and expect to publish our strategic framework for 2013-2019 in spring 2012.
Get stuck in!