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£1million National Lottery fund launches to enable digital volunteering in heritage sector

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£1million of National Lottery funding is now available for heritage organisations to develop a strong network of digital volunteers – wherever their location. Applications to The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative open today. This funding challenges organisations to remove barriers such as place and time restraints and…

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Join our Board!

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Heritage Trust Network is recruiting new members to its Board of Directors. This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership of the fastest growing organisation in community-led heritage regeneration. You could help steer our ambitious strategy to strengthen our organisation and help our members succeed. We are recruiting new…

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Exciting times for the Historic Coventry Trust as they sign the lease on the Anglican Chapel and start new partnership with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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After funding from Lottery players, and extensive restoration works, the Historic Coventry Trust are really pleased to have completed the lease for Anglican Chapel in London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum. They will be using the space for activities, events & volunteering, and it will be available for hire from later…

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The Home & Dry appeal gathers speed…

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The SVR Charitable Trust has announced an impressive start to its Home & Dry appeal, having already secured £250,000, just six weeks after the launch of the appeal. “The appeal has gained considerable momentum since its launch in mid-May,” said Shelagh Paterson, the Trust’s director of development. “We’ve received donations…

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Work starts on Willow Court Farmhouse

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Worcestershire Buildings Preservation Trust are delighted to report that work has commenced on site at Willow Court Farmhouse in Droitwich. This exciting project to restore a 16th Century Farmhouse, currently owned by Wychavon District Council, has only been possible with development phase funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and…

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New Trustees helping to shape Wentworth Woodhouse’s future

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Three additional specialists have joined the board of trustees at Wentworth Woodhouse. The Preservation Trust’s expertise has been strengthened by the arrival of Matthew Hirst, who is Curator at Woburn Abbey, and Rotherham Council’s former Head of Planning Bronwen Knight. In addition, Rotherham’s youth champion Toni Paxford, who became a…

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Can your ideas help Wentworth Woodhouse to bloom?

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It’s a blooming great idea… Supporters can be part of what happens at Wentworth Woodhouse – by getting crafty and penning their best ideas on a hand-made camellia flower or carriage horse. Garden workshops making cute paper blooms and horses are some of the imaginative ways for the public to…

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Recycling to fine art

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It’s very much a case of ‘waste not, want not’ at Llanfyllin Workhouse as Liz Neal explains: “First came the copper roofing plate, removed during the recent restoration of the cupola on the Workhouse roof. It was suggested by the Trustees that perhaps I could find an art project to…

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Funding boost for Building Conservation Bursaries

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The Sussex Heritage Trust has received significant funding for young people and those looking to retrain in building conservation. The Ian M Foulerton Charitable Trust, The Hans and Märit Rausing Charitable Trust and Seaward Homes have all provided funding towards full or part time bursaries to cover the costs of…

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SAVE gets listing bid rolling for Lancashire Bowls Club

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SAVE Britain’s Heritage has launched a listing application to secure the future of one of Britain’s earliest Bowling Clubs in Old Trafford, Lancashire. Located just a stone’s throw from Old Trafford’s internationally renowned cricket and football grounds, Old Trafford Bowling Club has been largely forgotten in recent decades, despite having been the…

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Action Stations for Acton Arts’ Volunteers

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A group of over 80 volunteers at Acton Arts Project have been busy bringing the library back to life. Mainly working over weekends, the group have pulled staples up from the floor to help prepare the original wooden floor for sanding and sealing, cleaned windows and walls, taken down plaster…

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Make Your Mark Campaign Resources Shared

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The Make Your Mark in Volunteering campaign, which aims to increase the number and diversity of heritage volunteers in Scotland, is regularly updating a digital library of resources and programme of events, including those shared by Heritage Trust Network. You can see the free resources that are available on their website…

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Flurry of activity at Carluke Highmill

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As restrictions are being gradually lifted, there has been a flurry of activity at Carluke Highmill. Carluke High Mill was built in c.1801 and is being transformed into a community space through help from Carluke Development Trust amongst other community groups. Carluke’s historic High Mill received Planning Consent for Proposed…

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School holiday fun at Wentworth Woodhouse

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History, nature, arts and crafts, outdoor trails and sport games… Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse has lined up a host of activities  to stretch young minds – and legs – for families over half-term. Ensuring young visitors feel welcome and free to explore is top of the agenda at the…

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