National Lottery funder commits more than £1 billion to heritage
A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new plans to distribute more than £1bn of National Lottery money to the UK’s heritage over the next five years, it was announced this week.
The new approach includes a 'major focus' on communities, and on ensuring everyone is able to enjoy heritage – three top priorities for people who responded to the consultation; as well as a requirement for every heritage project that receives funding to be environmentally friendly.
Extra funding and support
The thirteen most under-funded and deprived communities in the UK that will receive extra funding and support are: Brent (Greater London); Corby (Northamptonshire); Enfield (Greater London); Knowsley (Merseyside); Inverclyde (Scotland); Luton; Newham (Greater London); North East Lincolnshire; North Lanarkshire (Scotland); Neath Port Talbot (Wales); Rhondda Cynon Taff (Wales); Tendring (Essex); and Walsall (West Midlands).
For more on the National Lottery Heritage Fund, visit the website.