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.
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
New ideas need old buildings
Historic buildings and the historic quarters of our major towns and cities are the very places where new ideas and new growth are most likely to happen. The research in this report shows that the commercial businesses based in the historic buildings of our major cities are more productive and
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.
State of UK Public Parks 2014
Three new surveys were commissioned: A survey of local authority park managers A survey of park friends and user groups A public opinion survey from Ipsos MORI The research shows that maintenance budgets are being reduced, capital will be less available for improvements, facilities are becoming more
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
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,