Come and talk to the Heritage Lottery Fund

Funding advice from HLF in Huntingdon

Heritage Lottery Fund will be at Hunts Forum on Friday 24 January from 11am to 4pm.  You can book a session to find out about the funding they have available, application processes and discuss any project ideas you may have.

What do they fund?

HLF funds a broad range of activities that help people of all ages explore their heritage together. These can range from small scale events, exhibitions and workshops to larger projects that include training, volunteering, conservation and restoration

Heritage means many things to different people.  Heritage Lottery funds activities that include:

  • exploring histories of individuals, communities, places, events and historic anniversaries
  • First World War
  • natural habitats and species
  • community archaeology
  • collections of items, archives or other materials
  • industrial, maritime and transport history
  • historic buildings and structures, including listed places of worship

Programmes fund projects from £3,000 to several million.

 How do you book a session?

To book a one to one advice session, please phone Rachel Fuller on 01223 224880.

This event is supported by Hunts Forum: www.huntsforum.org.uk

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HLF funding advice in Wisbech

Heritage Lottery Fund will be at the Ferry Project, South Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JQ on Thursday 19 December with Cambridgeshire CVS.  You can book a session to discuss your project idea and get advice on the application process.

 What do they fund?

HLF funds a broad range of activities that help people of all ages explore their heritage together. These can range from small scale events, exhibitions and workshops to larger projects that include training, volunteering, conservation and restoration.

Heritage means many things to different people.  Heritage Lottery funds activities that include

  • exploring histories of individuals, communities, places, events and historic anniversary
  • First World War
  • natural habitats and species
  • community archaeology
  • collections of items, archives or other materials
  • industrial, maritime and transport history
  • historic buildings and structures

To book a one to one advice session, please phone Rachel Fuller on 01223 224880.  Appointments are currently available from 10am to 3pm.

This event is organised by Cambridge CVS: www.cambridgecvs.org.uk

Volunteer Induction Day at Welney Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

 

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a charity and depends on the generous support of volunteers at all its centres to help with conservation work and other tasks. Some help out with the really physical jobs, helping to create and maintain habitats such as ponds, reedbeds and small wooded areas as well as creating new areas for visitors and maintaining these. Others help with events, through which the Trust aims to bring people closer to some of the wildlife and help them to learn about the richness of wetlands.  This can involve chatting to visitors during their time on site. On Saturday 28 September WWT Welney will be hosting a volunteer induction day from 10.30-12.30. For enquiries and to book your place, please contact Samantha Lee on 01353 864027 or email samantha.lee@wwt.org.uk

What local residents have told us (so far…)

Over the past few months Mark, Peter and Anna and I have been out and about in the villages and parishes in or near the Ouse Washes Landscape area chatting to local residents.  We have been asking them to describe how they use the countryside around them, tell us what they know of its heritage and let us know how they value their local landscape.

Consulting with young people at Manea Gala

Consulting with young people at Manea Gala

We are very grateful for the views and opinions of those we spoke to and will be using them to shape the programme going forward. I will post a full report later in the summer but thought you might be interested in some of the ideas people have shared with us and what we have been told around the area.

‘’Everyone knows it is there but not everyone knows what it does’’ Welney resident.                                                                                                                         We have found this to be true although its existence is not always recognised in the Market Towns we surveyed and those Parishes not directly adjacent to the Rivers.

‘’I think it’s magical when it floods down the Gault.’’ Sutton resident                         ”I never really think about where I live, I just drive through it’’ 19 year old Welney resident.                                                                                                                 Attitudes towards the landscape also seem to vary depending upon the age of the resident.  We have found that older residents (50+) are more likely to understand the role of the Washes; will have been educated about it at school (if they were children in the area) and can generally talk knowledgeably about the environmental and historical heritage of the area.

’We need more points of interest marked and presented, with good information. These could be historical, environmental or businesses – for example, farm visits; links to people producing food, craft, art; cultural events; wildlife trails. We also need more circular footpaths, with information sheets.’’ Somersham resident.     This comment covers a number of commonly voiced opinions i.e. the need for more information about what is available and circular walks. I did however like this response to the question ‘’’ What would encourage you to visit the Ouse Washes area more often?                                                                                                                     Answer: ‘’A good pair of legs.’’

The surveys are still open:                                                                                             The local resident survey (for those living near to the Washes) can be found at:

http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/s/81251HOSCT

The market town survey for residents of March, Ely, Chatteris, Downham Market and St Ives is at:

http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/s/83190XOQKC