Route to the Hills - Interpreting Great Malvern's Outstanding Heritage Lottery fund logo

The project ‘Interpreting Great Malvern's Outstanding Heritage' has been awarded a development grant of £51,000 to progress plans towards a full Heritage Grant of £427,700.

The project aims to strengthen the links between the town and the hills, promote the distinctiveness of the local area and highlight the importance of Great Malvern over the past 1000 years.

Gaining HLF approval is a great achievement for the partnership and reflects a shared commitment to support and stimulate tourism and the local economy.

Great Malvern has a remarkable natural, built and cultural heritage which deserves to be appreciated and celebrated by more people.

Partner Quotes

‘The HLF Award is a major achievement. Malvern will be considerably enhanced by this inspirational project.' Peter Smith, High Street Malvern

‘Now with the good news of this grant, the historical links between the charm of the town and the natural beauty of the hills can be re-interpreted for today.' David Armitage, Malvern Hill AONB

‘This will clearly enhance Great Malvern as a tourist destination.  We look forward to working with the other partners of the Route to the Hills project in preparing the final grant application. This will require considerable volunteer time, effort and skill and will be a very rewarding experience for those involved.' Bob Tilley, Malvern Civic Society

‘The Theatre and Malvern Hills District Council have long worked in partnership to make Malvern a first rate visitor attraction; I am delighted that Malvern is to receive this grant.' Nic Lloyd, Chief Executive, Malvern Theatres