Digital Lead, The National Lottery Heritage Fund
"Taking off the training wheels: the skills funders and heritage organisations need to have in a pervasively digital age"
The National Lottery Heritage Fund are the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. Since 1994, the National Lottery Heritage Fund have awarded £7.9 billion to over 43,000 projects, and are a leading advocate for the value of heritage. The National Lottery Heritage Fund use money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. The National Lottery Heritage Fund are a host partner and headline contributor to the Heritage Dot conference programme. The Heritage Dot team welcomed Eilish McGuinness, Director of Operations at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to September 2018’s launch event, and are looking forward to welcoming Tom Steinberg as the Heritage Fund’s Digital Lead to June’s conference. The National Lottery Heritage Fund have also sponsored the Heritage Dot Bursary Scheme. Tom Steinberg is interested in how digital technologies are used to advance the public interest, and is a former CEO who specialises in helping current leaders to develop clear strategies. He is a founder of mySociety, a citizen-empowerment NGO and writes on a range of issues relating to power, technology and government. Now working with The National Lottery, he has worked as the Digital Transformation Lead at the Big Lottery Fund.