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Heritage Lottery Fund: All Our Stories

The University of Nottingham is working in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund to support community and volunteer groups wishing to apply to the HLF’s new funding programme ‘All Our Stories’. Grants from this fund will give community groups the opportunity to plan activities that help them explore, share and celebrate their heritage.

The University is supporting groups wishing to apply for funding through a series of events, including a ‘bid-writing surgery’ when advice on writing the application, managing the project, potential project outcomes and the use of digital technology will be given by staff from the University.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2012. Funding can be requested for activities which explore heritage including:

  • 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.

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.