To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) Officials of her Department have had with Camelot on the Heritage Lottery Fund's changes to its grant-making scheme, announced on 1 December 2017; and if she will make a statement
12 December 2017
Ministers and officials meets regularly with Camelot as operator of The National Lottery. This includes discussions on the overall level of returns to good causes.
Camelot is responsible for operating The National Lottery. It has no role in the distribution of good cause returns.
National Lottery good cause money is distributed by expert bodies at arm’s length from Government. The Heritage Lottery Fund is one such body, and is entitled to 20% of the total returns to good causes generated by The National Lottery.
The department has not had any discussions with Camelot regarding the Heritage Lottery Fund's changes to its grant making scheme.