Last week the post brought the excellent news that my tender submissions for re-appointment as an Expert Adviser to the Heritage Lottery Fund had been successful.

The Heritage Lottery Fund uses Advisers to help assess grant applications and to work with applicants to develop and deliver their grants.   Advisers have to re-apply every 3 to 4 years to be appointed to a Register of Support Services (ROSS) and part of the tender process involves demonstrating that you are an expert in your particular profession.

This will be my third term on the Register and I’m very relieved to be re-appointed – the covering letter describes the process as “fiercely competitive” with over 1,000 applicants at the second stage.

Most of my work is as an Adviser on Landscape and Biodiversity for the Landscape Partnerships grant programme but I have also worked on the Heritage and Parks for People grants.   My work has ranged from visiting   kitsch Edwardian seaside parks to helping applicants plan internationally important landscape scale habitat creation.

The exact details of my appointment are

  • Mentor – UK wide
  • Monitor – UK wide

If you have not seen the range and quality of work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund I highly recommend looking at their website.   The grant programme funds natural as well as built heritage projects so it is always worth talking to the development officer in your region to see if they can help.

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I’m looking forward to continuing to work on the fascinating and varied range of projects that I’ve been lucky enough to be appointed to over the last seven years.