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Heritage Lottery Fund grant to fund training for cultural sector future leaders

Heritage Lottery Fund grant to fund training for cultural sector future leaders

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Clore Leadership Programme have announced a three-year partnership that will see HLF provide a £96,000 grant to fund training and development opportunities for people looking to become leaders in the cultural sector.

HLF will fund a range of CLP’s Clore Fellowships and residential courses, which provide training and professional development opportunities to people working across the cultural sector.

The grant will provide:

  • Two places on CLP’s Clore Fellowship programme – an in-depth and individually tailored development opportunity comprising mentoring, coaching, training and diverse work placements
  • A part-funded Clore Fellowship for an exceptional employee of HLF
  • Four places on Clore’s intensive, residential Short Courses
  • Two bursaries on Emerging Leaders Courses for people who are in the earlier stages of their careers

Sir Peter Luff, chair of HLF, said:

“We are lucky to have an incredibly rich heritage across our country and a dedicated workforce ensuring it remains open and accessible to all. These will allow promising employees access to the support they need to keep this heritage thriving for future generations.”

Applications for the 2017/2018 Clore Fellowship Programme close on 13th February 2016. Applications for the autumn 2017 residential Short Courses and Emerging Leaders programme will open in spring 2017. Applications are by online form, and more information about the Clore Fellowships and the application process can be found on the CLP website.


Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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