We undertake evaluation to support continuous improvement, to understand the outcomes and impacts of our past investment, and in order to establish our reputation as expert grant-makers whose funding creates lasting benefits for heritage, people and communities.


Evaluation of First World War Centenary Activity

Introduction – HLF Centenary activities and the evaluation As part of the 2014-18 commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War (FWW), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is undertaking a range of activities through both grant-making and working with Government on the UK-wide Centenary programme


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.


Parks for People evaluation

This programme aims to regenerate public parks and cemeteries of national, regional or local heritage value for the enjoyment and recreation of local people.


Collecting Cultures evaluation

This research follows the progress of the 22 Collecting Cultures projects we have funded over the last four years.


Catalyst Endowments evaluation

A match-funding initiative offering heritage organisations in the UK the opportunity to create an endowment and bring additional private money into the heritage sector.