Local History and Heritage Grants
Local History and Heritage - Grants from £3,000 to £10,000
All Our Stories is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With our funding and support you could plan activities that help you explore, share and celebrate yours.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has developed All Our Stories in support of the BBC’s The Great British Story – A People’s History. Presented by Michael Wood, the new series will be broadcast on BBC Two.
You can request funding for the following types of activity to explore and learn about heritage:
■Visits to places like historic buildings, landscapes, parks, burial grounds, museums, archaeological sites or industrial heritage sites like railways.
■Using collections like archives, libraries and museums, including collections held by people in the community.
■Talking to people who know about heritage or holding workshops, talks and sessions exploring people’s memories.
■Recording things like people’s memories or local wildlife; scanning old photographs and documents; archaeological digs or surveying historic buildings.
HLF is working in partnership with 21 universities and museums throughout the UK to offer you support with your activities. More information about the institutions involved and the support they can offer your community group please visit the website of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, email email@example.com call 0117 915 0192 to find out more.
University support is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
You will need to share what you have learnt by holding or producing things like:
■Digital things like smart phone apps, DVDs or websites
■Leaflets or books
■Packs for schools
You will need to get your application to them by 31 July 2012. They will tell you in October 2012 whether you have been given a grant.
The application form is really simple. The ‘Your Project’ section is broken down into six parts:
■What is the heritage focus of your project?
■How will you explore your heritage?
■How will share what you have learnt with others?
■How will you celebrate what you have achieved?
■How will you tell the story of your project using digital technology?
■When will your project start and finish?
Register your organisation to access and complete the All Our Stories application form.
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