Attractions industry news

23 Feb 2018

HLF considers change to funding methods

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year.

The body is currently planning out its strategic framework for National Lottery funding for 2019-2024, which includes reviewing the manner in which it is distributed to heritage projects. This includes a simplification of the organisation’s grant schemes, the introduction of non-grant finance such as loans and a democratisation of the grant-making process.

As part of the changes, the HLF is planning new strategic funding to support innovation and new ways of working. According to the HLF, it expects these initiatives to include a strong focus on urban parks and landscapes, with further details to follow in Q2.

“The operating environment for UK heritage remains uncertain and volatile. With reduced public funding available, competition for HLF grants has grown,” said an HLF spokesperson.

“This coincides with a recent decline in National Lottery income, from historic high points in 2015 and 2016.

“Our next Strategic Funding Framework will enable us to respond flexibly to changes in our income.”

The HLF is running a consultation period starting in March, with the funder declaring its intention to shift from being the “largest dedicated grant-funder” of the UK’s heritage to “the largest dedicated investor”. The move to use National Lottery income for grants, loans and financial interventions, would be so the organisation could “respond best to strategic needs and create most long-term value for society”.

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

Cultural Renewal Taskforce will re-energise leisure and recreation sector

Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Sir Nicholas Serota and former BBC and ITV chief Lord Grade are among a new post-COVID-19 taskforce, aimed at getting the country’s leisure and recreation sector up and running again. [more...]

EU launches plan to refloat 'vibrant European tourism ecosystem'

The European Union has begun setting out measures to help member nations revive their tourism sectors, as national governments begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures. [more...]

MPs write to chancellor demanding more support for tourism and hospitality

Nearly a hundred members of parliament (MP) have written a letter to chancellor Rishi Sunak, asking the government to "do more" to protect the UK tourism and hospitality industry. [more...]

Tourism Society emergency meeting addresses impact of delayed lockdown on tourism industry

The Tourism Society scheduled an emergency meeting on Wednesday 15 April to discuss breaking news relating to lockdown timings. [more...]

Tourism industry must lead and inspire, says Ken Robinson

Coronavirus is devastating for the tourism and leisure sectors globally. For now, the focus is on business ‘discontinuity’, the impact of the pandemic on our employees and their families, whether and how companies will survive and when the viable resumption of activity will be possible. [more...]

Longleat's Lord Bath dies from COVID-19

The attractions industry has lost one of its personalities with the passing of Lord Bath, the owner of Longleat Safari Park in the UK, who died on Saturday 4 April aged 87 after contracting the coronavirus. [more...]

In brief:

London Transport Museum goes digital (and gives special offers on its amazing socks @bernarddonoghue) @ltmuseum [more...]
Mary Rose Museum faces £2.2m funding shortfall as chief calls for increased independent museum support during COVID-19 crisis @MaryRoseMuseum [more...]
British Museum appoints Mary Beard to as trustee following government veto over EU stance [more...]
TEA launches TEA Digital to keep attractions industry connected throughout COVID-19 outbreak @TEA_Connect [more...]
UK's DCMS Committee to hear from charities over impact of COVID-19 outbreak @CommonsDCMS [more...]
Public comes to zoo's aid following call for animal food donations @TropiquariaA [more...]
BALPPA moves annual expo to November [more...]
A team led by Feilden Fowles (@FeildenFowles) has won the National Railway Museum's (@railwaymuseum) competition run with Malcolm Reading Consultants (@malcolmreading) to design its new Central Hall with an elegant timber-frame rotunda. [more...]
Google Arts & Culture offers virtual tours for more than 500 museums following closures @googlearts [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back