Research

We undertake research to help us understand how the heritage sector is changing and produce evidence about the value and role of heritage in modern life, as well as exploring and testing ideas we have for future funding campaigns and initiatives.

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What have we done for nature?

Our researchers analysed grant award data from 1994 to March 2017. They also interviewed 20 key stakeholders from across the UK who have an interest in landscapes and nature. The aim of this research was to explore the strategic impact that HLF investment has had on landscapes and nature. It will

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Planning for the future

To help us plan for the future, we have been finding out what National Lottery players see as priorities for our funding.

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Funding for community asset transfer

Research examining the extent of the National Lottery funding has provided for projects that enable, support or follow a community asset transfer.

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Networked Heritage

Heritage shapes how people identify with the places they live, work and play. A publication from the RSA, in partnership with HLF.

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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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Young People and Heritage

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

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Young Roots positioning research

Research to understand the priorities of local authorities and the youth sector and to identify barriers to accessing HLF support

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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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Challenge and change

Report looking at the ‘cultural value’ of heritage and recommended that HLF needed to take various aspects into account when making grant awards.

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Networked Heritage

Heritage shapes how people identify with the places they live, work and play. A publication from the RSA, in partnership with HLF.

Publication

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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Young People and Heritage

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

Publication

Young Roots positioning research

Research to understand the priorities of local authorities and the youth sector and to identify barriers to accessing HLF support

Publication

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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Challenge and change

Report looking at the ‘cultural value’ of heritage and recommended that HLF needed to take various aspects into account when making grant awards.