3Celynen Collieries Institute & Memorial Hall Applicant: The Celynen Collieries Institute and Memorial HallAwarded £2.8million in July 2010Restoration of the Memorial Hall and supporting heritage learning and outreach activities
4Rhondda Powerhouse Restoration Redevelopment Applicant: Rhondda Powerhouse TrustFirst Round Pass of £594,000 + £99,000 development fundingRestoration of an 'at risk' building; the creation of a focal point for community activity and learning, and an outreach heritage programme.
5Cardigan Castle Applicant: Cadwgan BPT First Round Pass of £4.8million + £295,000 development fundingRestoration of the Castle and supporting heritage learning and outreach activities
6Llanelly House Applicant: Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust Awarded £3.4million in June 2009Restoration of the house to its early 18th century form; interpretation of the whole house and improved public access
7Tithe Barn Restoration Applicant:St Mary’s Priory Development TrustAwarded £829,000 in March 2006Saving the historic building, improve surroundings of Priory buildings and Church, and ensuring accessibility for the community.
8‘The Mackintosh’ Applicant: Mackintosh Sports Club Awarded £300,000 in June 2005Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
9Dolbelydr Applicant: Landmark Trust Awarded £545,000 in December 2000. Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
10Drybridge House, Monmouth Applicant: Bridges Community CentreAwarded £712,000 in February 2000Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
11The Gate Applicant: The Gate Trust Limited Awarded £1.5million in February 2002Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
12St Georges National School, Llandudno Applicant:Llandudno Seaside Buildings Preservation TrustAwarded £580,000 in June 2001Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
13Sker House Applicant: Buildings at Risk Trust Awarded £413,000 in December 1996Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
14Llanrwst Almshouses Applicant:Llanrwst Almshouses Trust Awarded £71,000 in October 1998Restoration of the building including community and outreach projects
15Overview of HLF web-based consultation 1. HLF strategic framework and how we work2. Our current grant programmes3. Additional directions, opportunities and challengesThe consultation is split into three broad sections:Questions about our strategic aims, the balance and direction of our funding and how we work. This includes questions on our priorities for development work and how we could further improve our grant-making processesQuestions on our current grant programmes – this includes some new proposals for smaller and medium sized grants, and some proposed changes to the current portfolio of targeted programmesIn the third section we have identified opportunities and challenges on which we may want to introduce new measures or initiatives in future yearsAt the end of the consultation there is an opportunity to raise any other issues that are not covered by our questions
16Proposed new strategic aim (2013 – 2019) ‘making a positive and lasting difference for heritage and people’Our three strategic aims since 2002 have been ‘conservation’, ‘participation’ and ‘learning’ and we are proud of the way our funding has meant more people can get involved with heritage, enjoy it and learn about it.We think this integrated approach remains the right one for a Lottery funder, and distinguishes our role from that of others. We plan to continue with this strategic direction in future, but believe we could simplify this by adopting a single strategic aim.Every project we fund should be able to show how it is making a positive and lasting difference for heritage and people. This would underpin all of our grant programmes and initiatives and should provide a more straightforward approach to our application and assessment process.We are inviting comments on this in the consultation.
17General open programmes (YH & HGs) Simpler programme for grants £3K-£10K (micro-grants)New single-round community heritage programme for grants above £10K - up to £200K (tbc)Heritage Grants – review match funding levelsOur specific proposals for small and medium sized grants are:A much simpler approach to very small grants of £3K-£10K with a short turnaround for decisionsA new approach to community heritage, recognising that projects asking for between £50,000 and around £200,000 are not well-represented in our funding at present. This would encourage community groups with smaller building, collection or green space projects to come forward, with a single-round application process no more complicated than the current Your Heritage programme which currently funds projects up to £50,000. We are asking what the upper threshold should be for this medium sized grant programme.We recently relaxed our match funding requirements for the Heritage Grants programme (general grants over £50,000) and are asking whether we should maintain the new level or change it in future. We are not proposing major changes to Heritage Grants but are asking for your views on the programme.
18Support for place-based heritage Support for local places and communitiesWe have invested over £30 million in Townscape Heritgae Initiatives in Wales since This programme supports local partnerships to regenerate conservation areas in economic need.The THI programme is now operating in a challenging and uncertain environment, due to the twin pressures of public sector cuts and a drop-off in investment from the private sector. We are now reviewing its future, in the light of the emerging local growth agenda, and considering whether the regeneration of conservation areas in the centres of our historic towns and cities continues to be a priority for HLF. We welcome views on this.In the current climate we also expect to see growing demand for support for the transfer of heritage assets into community ownership. We can already fund the purchase of heritage land and buildings where that is at or below market value, and where it will help achieve greater public benefits or the change of ownership will help improve the asset's conservation and management.Overall, we are asking for views on how HLF can best support place-based heritage, and communities’ engagement with it.
19Climate change Challenges of climate change Climate change is already having a significant impact on heritage, resulting in damage and loss. It is a real challenge to become more energy efficient, at the same time conserve the fabric and character of historic buildings, landscapes and collections.We can play a role by ensuring that projects we support understand and address the risks they face. We also want to support projects that demonstrate leadership and innovation in addressing the issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation.In future we propose all projects (for a grant of £10,000+ )-will be asked how they will be affected by predicted changes in local environment and how any risks are to be addressed. We will also strengthen our assessment of proposals for climate change mitigation and addressing other environmental impacts as part of our overall project appraisal.Also, in recognition of the urgency of this issue, we propose to launch a one-off initiative to support a variety of projects that will help to develop and trial new technologies, develop new skills and knowledge, and will inspire heritage organisations through exemplar responses to the issues of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
20Digital heritage Digital heritage Digital technology has enormous potential to transform the ways we manage and engage with heritage, and offers heritage organisations exciting opportunities for innovation and growth. We see a current need for funding to pilot ideas, to share experience and learning, and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the knowledge economy. We are planning a number of developments in our funding in this area:1. We will change our policy on digital media and, from 2011 onwards, will fund projects that are purely digital, and meet our criteria, now that there are far greater opportunities for people to actively engage and learn online.2. We will launch two special initiatives: the first, to digitise and make available online a wide range of heritage assets, to address the public appetite to engage with heritage in this way;the second, to stimulate innovative projects in the field of digital heritage.We are asking for views on what types of heritage should be priorities for a digitisation programme.3. We will ask all projects to make some use of digital media - in an appropriate and proportionate way.
21SkillsSkillsOur Skills for the Future programme, launched last year as a one-off initiative to address skills gaps and help put heritage organisations in a strong position for the recovery from recession, generated an enthusiastic response and a large number of high-quality applications. We invested over £17 million across the UK, more than three times the budget we had originally allocated.But there remains unmet demand for funding of heritage skills training. At the same time, many experienced people will leave the publicly-funded heritage sector in the next few years as services are cut and reduced, and there will be an urgent need to ensure there are opportunities to transfer their knowledge to a younger generation.We already ask all Heritage Grant applicants for over £1 million to include proposals for training, and are not proposing to change this. We will evaluate and learn from the Skills for the Future programme and will then make available further investment in targeted skills initiatives in future. We also welcome views on what role HLF could play in helping knowledge transfer within the sector.
22Heritage in Wales – possible issues? Micro-grantsHeritage skillsPlaces of WorshipPlace-based heritage (THIs) & community-led regenerationWelsh culture and traditionsrisk
23Heritage in Wales – possible issues? Climate change impacts; how to ‘green projects’Young people’s involvementWorking in partnership / working togetherFunding issuesMatch fundingFinancial sustainabilityOn-going maintenance (cf skills issue also)
24http://www.hlf.org.uk/consultation2011 Comments and questions You do not have to answer all the questions in the consultation – depending on the length of your answers it should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete online.At the end of the consultation questionnaire there is an open comment box for any other issues you would like to raise with us.We value your contributions and will look forward to hearing from you!