To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation was formed; what resources were used to create that foundation; and how much funding that foundation has received from the public purse to date.
16 October 2017
The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation was set up in January 2015 as an independent, cross-party board to advise government in taking forward the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission. With cross-party support, the Government has committed £50 million as its contribution to kick-start a society-wide fundraising effort to deliver the National Memorial and Learning Centre and its wider educational objectives. The board has no fiduciary responsibility and has received no public funding. Board members provide their considerable time and experience entirely pro bono. The Board is supported by a small secretariat team of Department for Communities and Local Government officials.