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Heritage Lottery Fund

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 148668, tabled on 1 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita heritage lottery funding was in (a) Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

Answered on

11 June 2018

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £270,000 to projects in Doncaster in the last financial year (£0.88 per capita). Since the organisation’s inception, it has awarded nearly £17m of grants to Doncaster, which amounts to £54.87 per capita. The total grants awarded in England in the last financial year totalled £4.07 per capita.

HLF always looks to address issues around lower levels of funding, and Doncaster has been a priority development area for HLF since 2003. Under this approach, where HLF works closely with heritage and other organisations locally to increase capacity and levels of applications, it has supported 104 projects since 2003 and 129 projects since 1994. It also played a key role in the successful joint funding scheme in 2015 ‘Dosh for Donny’ alongside other National Lottery distributors, which resulted in £372,000 being awarded to the area in that financial year and an increase in small grant awards.