A child dressing up as part of the Fenlands Lives and Land project A child dressing up as part of the Fenlands Lives and Land project

Insight

Insight

We use research and evaluation to help us develop our insight into the wider heritage sector.

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Strategic Funding Framework 2019–2024

It sets out how we: expect to invest around £1.2 billion in the UK’s heritage will introduce a streamlined grant-making portfolio increasingly focus on wellbeing, capacity-building and innovation (both nationally and internationally), amongst others explore the use of social investment commit to

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Strategic Funding Framework 2019–2024

It sets out how we: expect to invest around £1.2 billion in the UK’s heritage will introduce a streamlined grant-making portfolio increasingly focus on wellbeing, capacity-building and innovation (both nationally and internationally), amongst others explore the use of social investment commit to

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20 years in 12 places

Key findings 93% see heritage as important to ‘the country’ 81% see heritage as important to ‘me personally’ 80% say local heritage makes their area a better place to live 64% think local heritage has got better while they have lived in the area 76% of Lottery players rate the HLF-funded projects in

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State of UK Public Parks 2016

Our latest State of UK Public Parks 2016 report updates the previous study undertaken in 2014. What does the research show? This second State of the UK Public Parks report shows that there is a growing deficit between the rising use of parks and the declining resources that are available to manage

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Economic impact of UK heritage tourism economy

This is our latest report on the economic impact of heritage-based tourism in the UK. Produced by Oxford Economics, it’s an update on research last published in 2013 The latest figures show that heritage-based tourism is worth £20.2billion to the UK economy and that overseas visitors to UK cultural,

Blog

New ideas need old buildings

Ben Greener, Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Historic Environment Advisor, explains how Lottery money is boosting local economies through reviving long-forgotten historic buildings.

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What has HLF done for nature?

In planning for the future we’ve looked at the difference we’ve made in the past by analysing data and talking to key nature stakeholders.

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Non-grant finance and the heritage sector

This report, undertaken by New Philanthropy Capital on the UK heritage sector’s interest in, and access to, non-grant sources of finance, and the attitudes of potential social investors to heritage, includes findings from a survey of almost 1,000 heritage organisations.

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Heritage and the economy

These reports present the results of case studies that look at the economic impacts of tourism that HLF investment has had.

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Young People and Heritage

Review of the Young Roots programme to better understand the changing policy and economic environment for youth engagement