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Heritage Lottery Fund to make grants 'quicker and easier' – Tuesday 8 April 2008

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has said it will make it quicker and easier for voluntary organisations to apply for £1bn worth of grants over the next five years.

Following a pledge last summer, the fund has launched a new strategic plan, stating that it will offer more help to applicants and make decisions earlier in project development. Charities seeking funding will also be able to apply online for the first time.

The fund has also announced that stricter green criteria will be applied to all future bids. Projects will be asked what they are doing to minimise their impact on the environment and ensure that they are using sustainable resources.

A document outlining the details of fund’s third five-year strategic plan, Valuing Our Heritage, Investing In Our Future, can be downloaded from the HLF website: www.hlf.org.uk(opens new window).

For more information, go to: HLF grant schemes (opens new window).