The Heritage Lottery Fund is keen to support projects focusing on stories that have been lost forgotten or untold, and as such, 'Hidden Histories' is a priority theme for the South East England team.
'Hidden Histories' themes could include
. settlers in the south east
. forgotten heroes
. overcoming prejudice
. local traditions
. vanishing environments
. disappearing communities
. lost, forgotten, untold stories
. village secrets
. threatened species
. languages and dialects
. cultural traditions and customs.
They are particularly encouraging applications for grants between £3,000 and £10,000.
In particular, they would like to receive applications from first-time applicants and community groups. They are therefore encouraging groups to apply for grants between £3,000 and £10,000, with the expectation that applications will contain less detail than is required for larger grants.
HLF South East England team welcomes applications for projects with a clear heritage focus that meet our criteria. Applications must be made under our existing 'Your Heritage' grants scheme.
They will fund heritage projects which result in celebratory events, performances and exhibitions, but these should be the culmination of a project in which participants have had an opportunity to learn about and enjoy the heritage. A project which is only concerned with organising a one-off celebratory event, performance or exhibition is unlikely to meet our priorities.
Help with your project idea in Hastings?
The HLF South East team will be holding a pre-application workshop in Hastings on 22nd September (11-1pm)at UCH
To register your interest in attending the workshops, please call 020 7591 6171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. you can alos contact email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
Places are limited but there will be a further information event in London if you are unsuccessful in securing a place at the Hastings workshop.
In addition to this, the HLF South East Team offers a pre-application service to give feedback on your project idea before you submit your application.
Contact Anna Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christine Garwood (email@example.com), Daniela Carpinelli (Danielac@hlf.org.uk) or Sarah Wicks (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like further information or to discuss your project idea.