Friday, 1 June 2012

All Our Stories

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a special one-off funding programme, All Our Stories, for community heritage projects with grants ranging from £3,000 -£10,000.

This new programme will give everyone the chance to explore their heritage and share what they learn with others, from researching local historic landmarks,visiting museums, exploring local wild places, uncovering untold stories,learning more about customs and traditions, to delving into archives and finding out the origins of street and place names.

Applications will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including community groups, heritage organisations and charities. The application process is straightforward,aimed to support first time applicants:
· Goto the All Our Stories programme page
· Enter the details of your organisation
· Answer a series of simple questions including, what you want to do, how you will do it and how much money you need.

Applications need to be submitted online by 31 July 2012 and you will receive a decision by the end of October 2012.

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund development officer Louise Hastie is holding funding workshops on Thursday June 14 at the CVS Inverclyde offices.

The workshops will explore potential local heritage activities and run through a mock application. Louise will be available at the end of the session to answer specific project questions.

Please email Louise to register for the 11am - 1pm or 2pm – 4pm workshops. Please book by Monday, June 11.

Louise Hastie
Development Officer

t: 0131 240 1583
post: 38 Thistle St, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN
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