Published by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015.
20 Years in 12 Places: 20 years of Lottery funding for heritage illustrates the role heritage plays in people’s lives, and demonstrates how people feel about heritage. The report, prepared for the Heritage Lottery Fund by BritainThinks, was published in February 2015 and is based on findings gathered from more than 4,300 people across 12 locations in the UK.
BritainThinks carried out surveys and workshops to find out what people think about heritage and local HLF-supported projects in Armagh, Bradford, Durham, Exeter, Glasgow, South East London, Manchester, Newark-on-Trent, Peterborough, Pontypool, Portsmouth and Shrewsbury.
• Major attractions and parks have the highest levels of awareness and engagement; 94% of residents are aware of parks projects in their area.
• Across the 12 locations, about 84% of adult residents had visited parks selected for the survey in their local area.
• Parks have the greatest impact on residents’ quality of life. 69% of local residents who were aware of selected parks for the survey believe their personal quality of life to be a little better or much better as a result of having them in the area.
• Residents affirmed they used parks and green spaces frequently for leisure.
Download the report on the Heritage Lottery Fund website.