There are 12 committees across the UK, supported by our local teams who work with a range of organisations to deliver projects that will give people an opportunity to learn about, experience, care for and protect our heritage. Our committees are made up of local people recruited through open competition. Committees usually have seven members and each year we recruit to replace committee members who have reached the end of their appointment period. Appointments are made by the Board chair and are for three years in the first instance.
Apply to become a Committee member – There are currently no committee vacancies
Committees meet four times a year and chairs guide meetings where members are responsible for:
•making decisions on grant applications from £100,000 up to £2 million
• for recommending funding priorities and providing a crucial local perspective for applications of £2 million and above and for those submitted within the targeted initiatives and decided by the Board
• maintain a strategic oversight of decision making within the programmes awarding grants under £100,000 and delegated to staff by attending some of the small grants meetings
• have a role to play as representatives of, and advocates for, HLF in their locality. This may include attending a meeting or visit with staff or project openings and events