Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund launched

23 February 2017

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a Tailored Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

HMS Caroline with aircraft on flying off platform
HMS Caroline with aircraft on flying off platform

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a review and call for evidence on the efficiency, effectiveness and governance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). Every government-sponsored public body is reviewed at least once in each Parliament to ensure it is fit for purpose and provides good value for money.

NHMF was set up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of our heritage at risk of loss to the nation, as a memorial to those who have given their lives for the UK. NHMF, operating as the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), also distributes money from the National Lottery to help people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

The review will look how NHMF and HLF carry out their roles in supporting the heritage sector. It will also consider how the organisations engage with the public and work with partners across the country.

Heritage, natural environment and other cultural organisations, as well as members of the public, are invited to submit their views over the next six weeks.

The review is expected to be completed in summer 2017.