Lottery Funded Projects – late and overbudget

An article in The Times (Friday March 16) points to:

  • a quarter of the projects were completed late
  • one in six projects overspent by an average of £293,000

The report quotes Sir John Bourn, head of National Audit Office which scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament concluded that the main cause of delays was “poor planning, and lack of project management skills by some of the applicants”, as well as “unanticipated events” during construction.

So why doesn’t the Heritage Lottery Fund train its applicants to manage projects more effectively…..??

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