The HLF’s overall budget will rise by £45m to £250m of which £17m will be allocated to four specific heritage programmes.
- £11m for Townscape Heritage Initiative - for grants that help regenerate historic areas with particular social and economic need - an increase of £1m on 2010-11 budget.
- £23m for repair grants for places of worship scheme –.funding for urgent, high-level repairs to listed places of worship (£10,000 to £250,000) - an increase of £4m in England on 2010-11 budget
- £21m for ‘Your Heritage’ – our popular small grants programme to conserve and enjoy local heritage - an increase of £5m on 2010-11 budget
- £17m for Landscape Partnerships - our innovative programme to conserve distinctive landscapes, led by local partnerships an increase of £7m on 2010-11 budget.
HLF chair Dame Jenny Abramsky said: "We think it’s particularly important to be increasing our investment in smaller grants having long seen the heritage benefits of people getting involved at a local level.
"Whether it’s a locally important historic building or church in desperate need of repair or a beautiful landscape that needs attention, we know that community involvement is the key to long-term success."
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