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Have your say on heritage funding - 10 February 2011

The Heritage Lottery Fund has launched a consultation on how it should spend its money between 2013 to 2019 after it was given an increase in funding of £50m a year.

A statement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) said it wanted people to use the consultation to consider what its priorities should be, what it should continue doing and what it should do differently.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, chair of the HLF, said that with significantly more money to invest than in recent years, it needed to make the most of it: 'In future, heritage organisations will need to become even more deeply rooted locally, sustained by a combination of volunteering, local ownership, and income generation – alongside continued public investment and private philanthropy'.

The online consultation will run for the next three months.

The HLF said it would also be gathering representatives from heritage and community organisations to gain views on its funding priorities.

The HLF will publish its strategy for 2013 to 2019 in spring 2012.

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