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Heritage Lottery Talk Co-Sponsored by LSA

Mar 31

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31 March 2014 18:32  RssIcon

 Mrs Speirs explained how the HLF had supported 3,117 projects to the tune of £438million, including more than £8m to Richmond for various projects including the redevelopment of the Station.

 HLF supports a range of heritage projects to redevelop or restore buildings, landscapes, industrial, transport, parks and places of worship.

 "No other agency has such a broad remit and we have pole position in the heritage sector," said Mrs Speirs.

 "My job is to get National Lottery money back to the players and to protect and help them to enjoy what they articulate to us as being important to them."

 She said HLF's aim was to be "a responsible funder" which sometimes meant saying no to applicants, but added that one in three applications to HLF was successful.

 The event was co-sponsored by Richmondshire-based Lewis Surveying Associates and Lord Crathorne.

 Peter Lewis, director of Lewis Surveying Associates and a trustee of the Richmond Buildings Preservation Trust, said: "Fiona provided a fascinating insight into the work of HLF and the projects it has supported across Yorkshire, and offered some useful tips for groups seeking funding.

 "As a company we work on many heritage schemes for clients. We were keen to support an event that brought people into the Station to hear about how National Lottery money is being used to preserve, restore and redevelop heritage projects in our county."

The event was the latest in the lecture series, which is supported by Staley Stonework, of Richmond.