The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have launched their new strategic framework. This framework will inform their funding programmes and decisions from 2013 – 2018. Everyone who is involved in the heritage sector should certainly read this document, as the HLF is one of the major funders for heritage activities in the UK.
New changes to the HLF funding include supporting digital activity. From July 2012 the HLF will support entirely digital projects, previously they would only fund digital elements that were included in a project.
The HLF will also be asking grant holders to assess their environmental impact. The extent to which this is undertaken, various on the grant size.
There are also new grant programmes and funding streams, including a Heritage Enterprise strand.
You can download the document at http://www.hlf.org.uk/aboutus/whatwedo/Documents/HLFStrategicFramework_2013to2018.pdf