Evaluation

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.

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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

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Heritage Endowments Evaluation

The Heritage Endowments evaluation is tracking the progress of grantees over four years as they run their fundraising campaigns.

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Ten Years On: The Impact of the Heritage Grants Programme 2002-2007

HLF commissioned Mott MacDonald, with The Leisure Consultancy, in 2016 to evidence the heritage, social and economic/community impacts of the Heritage Grants Programme (2002-2007) for the UK. The basis for the 2002-2007 programme was HLF’s second strategic plan ‘Broadening the Horizons of Heritage’.

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Sharing Heritage evaluation

The grant programme is open, meaning applications can be made at any time and for any type of heritage activity. It was launched in February 2013 and is scheduled to run until March 2018. HLF commissioned Simon Jaquet Consultancy Services Ltd to evaluate the Sharing Heritage grants programme to:

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Skills for the Future evaluation

A grants programme funding high quality, paid, work-based training opportunities which help attract new entrants to the heritage workforce.

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Our Major Grants – The first 100

Major Grants – key findings HLF has awarded £1billion to the 100 completed Major Grants. A further £2bn has been raised through partnership funding 94 million visits are made each year as a result of these Major Grants – (a 130% rise). The biggest increases in visits were from families and young

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All Our Stories evaluation

All Our Stories was a UK-wide community heritage programme designed to explore, share and celebrate local heritage.

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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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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.

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Collecting Cultures evaluation

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

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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.