Last month Otis Roberts, CEO and Martene Carroll, Business Development Manager from JRF were among the guests at Kiln Theatre for an evening to celebrate Brent’s Heritage.

The event, which was hosted by the London & South Engagement Team

from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, was an opportunity to celebrate the amazing contributions to heritage achievements in the last five years in Brent and find out what’s next!

Guests included several individuals, groups, and organisations based in Brent who have received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund over the last five years, thanks to National Lottery players, and who have delivered myriad projects to celebrate the rich cultural and sporting heritage of the London Borough.

JRF’s own Heritage project, ‘Inspire to Achieve’ uncovered the histories and untold stories of the Footballers who Paved the Way in the borough of Brent.

Visit JRF’s website dedicated to the project here:

During the evening a film was shown which gave a small snapshot of all the heritage activity that Brent organisations have delivered with Heritage Fund grants since 2019.

The film can be watched here

Notes to editors

About the Jason Roberts Foundation (JRF)

JRF is a sport for development charity delivering a programme of wrap-around support – mentoring, life skills, education, and training, within our multi-sports activities providing opportunities and promoting exercise and team games to young people, including those at risk, and those with physical and learning disabilities. There is also a focus on health and wellbeing family interventions, and intergenerational community projects and events. We collaborate with local voluntary, public, and private sector organisations, and funding bodies to achieve our objective of ‘community first’.

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

As the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future as set out in our strategic plan, Heritage 2033. 

Over the next ten years, the Heritage Fund aims to invest £3.6billion raised for good causes by National Lottery players to bring about benefits for people, places, and the natural environment.  

The Heritage Fund helps protect, transform, and share the things from the past that people care about, from popular museums and historic places, our natural environment, and fragile species, to the languages and cultural traditions that celebrate who we are. 

The Heritage Fund is passionate about heritage and committed to driving innovation and collaboration to make a positive difference to people’s lives today, while leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy.  

Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

Further information

For more information contact JRF at