Guidance

Heritage Lottery Fund Policy Directions

Following consultation, updated policy directions have been issued to the Heritage Lottery Fund in its role as a distributing body of National Lottery funds.

Documents

Heritage Lottery Fund Policy Directions

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Government response to the public consultation on Heritage Policy Fund Policy Directions

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sets the policy and financial framework within which the distributing bodies for National Lottery grants operate. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues policy and financial directions to the English and UK-wide lottery distributing bodies.

The policy directions set the framework within which the distributing bodies operate. These include considerations relating to:

  • who can receive funding
  • what the funding can used for
  • the conditions the distribution body must meet.

The financial directions relate to financial propriety and efficiency. They are designed to secure the proper management and control by a distributing body of the lottery funds available to it.

Published 9 November 2007
Last updated 7 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated body text to better reflect current policies, omitting the Big Lottery Fund in particular.
  2. Updated to include the 2018 Policy Directions, government response to consultation, and amended title and summary to better reflect the changes.
  3. First published.