Template Press Release q << INSERT DATE >> << INSERT TITLE >> Eg Heritage Lottery Fund to safeguard TOP TIP Headline must be eye catching and to the point. future of Creswell Crags The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of << INSERT GRANT AMOUNT >> to << INSERT SHORT PUNCHY PROJECT SUMMARY >>, it was announced today. TOP TIP The first paragraph For example should include all key information The history of Creswell’s village life is to be collated and preserved thanks to a grant from the about the grant in a nutshell – Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) it was announced today. The award of £262,000 will allow the Parish who has received it, where are Council to conduct urgent repairs to the Creswell Social Centre and restore the building to its you based, what will the project original designs. do and when will work start/ the finished building etc. re-open? The award will… << INSERT TWO/THREE PARAGRAPHS OF DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT >> For example The building is a focal point for the Creswell community and is currently used by over 60 community TOP TIP Avoid detailed groups. Built in 1903 as a village hall, the building was converted to a hospital in World War 1 and architectural or scientific then a drill hall during World War II. When the building fell into disrepair, the whole village came out information. Stick to educational in support and even offered to pay for the upkeep of the hall. Memories and photographs of the and community benefits that centre and life in the village will be collected and shared with the community to help them learn are of interest to everybody, and celebrate their history. try to avoid jargon. The work, which will start in the summer, will see vital repairs to the roof and the replacement of rotten windows and doors. The frontage will be restored to its original design and the windows will be unblocked. The entrance way will be improved and displays boards telling the history of Creswell will be installed. TOP TIP Try to keep Commenting on the award, << INSERT NAME OF PROJECT SPOKESPERSON >> said, quotes short, to the point << INSERT QUOTE FROM PROJECT SPOKESPERSON >> and enthusiastic. You will ideally create a ‘soundbite’ For example that journalists will want to Bill Elliot from Elmton & Creswell Parish Council said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery print in full. Fund has enabled this work to take place. The social centre has given the village a place for live entertainment, public meetings and large group activities for the past 100 years, and thanks to this grant it will be preserved for another century.” TOP TIP E-mail your draft release to your Grants Officer and they Explaining the importance of the award << INSERT NAME AND TITLE OF HLF REGIONAL HEAD >> will insert a quote from the rele- said, << INSERT HLF QUOTE >> vant HLF spokesperson. – ENDS – For further information, please contact TOP TIP It is important Please contact << INSERT NAME AND TITLE >> at << INSERT ORGANISATION >> to include as much contact on << INSERT TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS >> information as possible so that a journalist can get in touch Notes to Editors with you easily. This should The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about ideally include landline and our diverse heritage. From our great museums and historic buildings to local parks and beauty mobile phone numbers, and spots or recording and celebrating traditions, customs and history, HLF grants open up our nation’s an e-mail address. If your organisation has a website heritage for everyone to enjoy. Since 1994 it has supported more than 26,000 projects, allocating you could also include your over £4 billion across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk web address.
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