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Dec

LCVS Hidden Heritage Project – Stakeholder Consultation

Are you an organisation working with a community that has stories to tell and heritage that is often overlooked? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are currently planning the Hidden Heritage Project. This project will promote better community engagement with under-represented heritage and use heritage to improve the lives of marginalised or under-represented communities.

What do we mean by heritage?

We take a very broad view on this. If you represent a specific cultural group, we’d like to hear from you. If you represent people from an area that has stories to tell, we’d like to hear from you. Heritage means different things to different people, so if you feel that your community has memories that can be shared or traditions to be celebrated, you could get involved in the Hidden Heritage Project.

What would the the Hidden Heritage Project involve?

We want to engage local voluntary, community and faith sector groups who use heritage projects as a way of improving people’s lives.

We will:

  • Run a grants programme to fund local projects promoting better engagement with heritage and celebrating different cultures;
  • Bring together these organisations in a Community of Practice to identify and share best practice, identify communities who are particularly disengaged with heritage or whose heritage is under-represented or marginalised;
  • Promote greater engagement amongst those communities who currently feel excluded from heritage activity by empowering them to develop their own ideas and projects;
  • Increase the resilience and sustainability of local heritage organisations

If it sounds as though it could be applicable to you, please click here to visit our Hidden Heritage Consultation Survey, where you’ll get some additional details and have the opportunity to tell us about your project. The survey will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete and your feedback will be important in shaping how the final grant programme would look.

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