The social benefits of involvement in heritage projects

We have looked at the social benefits of involvement in HLF projects through two different pieces of research. The first three-year research study was carried out between 2005 and 2007, and involved a mix of interviews and case study reviews. New research started in 2008 that built on the results obtained through the earlier research, this used a more quantitative approach to assess the benefits for individuals of volunteering on HLF projects.

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Bicentenary review

A review of HLF’s activity during 2005 – 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade on British ships in 2007.

Conservation outcomes

Between 2006 and 2009 we commissioned a number of different conservation specialists to look critically at the way conservation work had been carried out on HLF projects and to provide us with recommendations of any measures they felt needed to be put in place to make sure HLF funding meets this key