Interesting new study commissioned by Heritage Lottery Fund
20 years in 12 places | Heritage Lottery Fund.
New research reveals the UK’s heritage helps make us happier about where we live, and puts heritage firmly at the heart of shaping and improving quality of life across the UK.
93% see heritage as important to ‘the country’
81% see heritage as important to ‘me personally’
80% say local heritage makes their area a better place to live
64% think local heritage has got better while they have lived in the area
76% of Lottery players rate the HLF-funded projects in their area as good or excellent value for money