The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is considering its future strategy and is running a consultation during August and early September 2022. In view of the 5 September 2022 deadline, the Historic Buildings Alliance (HRBA) has issued a reminder to its members and others, extracts of which are reproduced below.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is considering its future strategy. As part of this it is running a consultation during August and early September 2022. The deadline for responses is noon 5 September 2022. The process of refreshing the strategy will then continue through the rest of 2022.
The HRBA has indicated that it will be responding on behalf of its members. It further encourages anyone with an interest in securing the future of historic religious buildings to respond, especially those responsible for caring for such a building or providing services to those who do.
The materials provided by NLHF consist of: a) a blog by the Chief Executive; and b) a choice of two surveys to fill in. The shorter survey asks questions about the proposed new Objectives. The longer survey asks those same questions, plus additional questions. Links to both surveys are on the NLHF page, Have your say on how we support the UK’s heritage, scroll down.
This survey is for those who are “interested in heritage”. It is described as a shorter survey, but it gives plenty of space for considered answers – there are six open-ended questions allowing up to one thousand words each, and an opportunity to upload a photo or video. The NLHF has extracted the Questions in NLHF short survey August 2022 to assist the planning of a response. It notes that it is not possible to save a part-completed survey, but one can move back and forth between the pages.
The longer survey appears is aimed at those “working with heritage” – the impression is that it is for organisations and those with deep expertise in heritage. NLHF has provided a printout of the questions to assist the planning of a response. It further suggests that the estimated 30 minutes for completion is somewhat optimistic if carefully considered answers are to be given.
With thanks to Trevor Cooper, Chair, and Becky Payne, Development Director, HRBA, for bringing this important consultation to our attention.