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What does heritage of North East Lincolnshire mean to you?

10:38 am, Friday, 8th March 2024 - 1 month ago

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If you’re interested in the heritage of North East Lincolnshire and want to get involved in helping to preserve, protect and share our joint heritage, here’s something for you!

With the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Heritage Network led by Heritage Lincolnshire has been meeting since 2021, to discuss heritage in all its forms: built, natural, industrial and community.

The Network is being restarted this year with a call for anyone that’s interested in North East Lincolnshire’s heritage including new and unfound or untold stories of our place.

The network usually meets quarterly and brings together people who have an interest in heritage to help build collaborative networks across the borough to showcase our local history, develop new projects and benefit from training opportunities.

Building on the success of the Heritage Starter Fund and grounded by North East Lincolnshire’s status as a Heritage Place, the Heritage Network will also help to administer a small grants pot for local heritage projects, with a few members helping the decision-making process about where those grants should be awarded. More details about the grants available will be released in the future.

Cllr Hayden Dawkins, Cabinet member for culture and heritage, said: “Over the last few years, we’ve really been working on protecting and restoring our heritage across the borough through the Heritage Starter Fund, and supporting people to apply for larger grants to the Heritage Fund and Historic England. The programme helped deliver lots of heritage activities locally, helping the voices of the past come through to educate, inform and inspire the people who live, work and visit North East Lincolnshire.”

Helen Featherstone, Director, England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “We are delighted to continue our support for the Heritage Network in their collaborative approach to celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of North East Lincolnshire – a key location in our Heritage Places initiative. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have seen some amazing projects from local people as a result of the Network in the past and we’re very excited to see what this next phase brings.”

Heritage Lincolnshire said: “Since 2021, we have worked with North East Lincolnshire Council to successfully support local people and groups through projects that have allowed them to access and enjoy their local heritage. Moving ahead in 2024, we are excited to see how the Heritage Network will grow and provide further opportunities to enrich the lives of the local community, all made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.”

The next network meeting is on Thursday 21 March 2-4pm at Central Hall, Grimsby.  Please sign up here: North East Lincolnshire Heritage Network: developing capacity for the sector • Heritage Lincolnshire if you’d like to come along or if you’d like to find out more or if you’re interested but cannot make that date/time.

If you want to find out more about creativity, culture and heritage across North East Lincolnshire, then visit www.createnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk – the new hub for information about grants and activities across the area.

Supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund, the network will help to place heritage and culture at the heart of communities in the area.

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