Help and Advice for Groups Tackling Heritage Projects

If you’re part of a group which is undertaking a heritage project in South Kesteven you could pick up some valuable tips at a seminar day next month.

Hosted by InvestSK, the Pathway to Project Success seminar day on 5th July will provide support and advice to any South Kesteven group which is either undertaking or considering a heritage project in the district.

The networking event in Bourne will provide an opportunity for groups to explore the routes to turn their heritage project from an idea into a success.

Speakers from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund will provide insight into the world of heritage funding; while speakers from Community Lincs and Lincolnshire County Council will explore ways of involving your community in your project.

Attendees will also hear from the project teams behind Grantham’s award-winning Wyndham Park and from Bourne Town Hall, who will share their experiences and the lessons learnt throughout their projects.

This advice will be invaluable for groups that are developing a fundraising strategy or writing a bid, and there will be opportunities to network with the speakers, who will offer their knowledge and experience of the heritage sector.

Speakers will include:

• Lesley Owen Jones, Regional Development Manager, National Lottery Heritage Fund
• Asha Karbhari, Business Development Officer, The Architectural Heritage Fund
• Jannette Warrener, Lincolnshire Heritage Forum
• Anna Belczynska, Community Collaboration Officer, Community Lincs (Lincolnshire County Council)
• Charles Houseago, Bourne Town Hall Trust
• Steve Frisby, South Kesteven District Council / Wyndham Park

Claire Saunders, Heritage Regeneration Officer at InvestSK, said: “Our aim is to support and advise groups throughout their projects, whether they are just starting out, or are well established and in the midst of major works.

“Through the seminar day we hope to build knowledge and skills, increasing the capacity of groups in our district to complete heritage projects successfully.

“This will be a really fantastic opportunity for heritage organisations in South Kesteven to meet with key funders, and with each other; to share their experiences, and discover more about the support available to bring their plans to fruition.”

The seminar will take place at Bourne Town Hall on Friday 5th July between 9am and 4pm. The event is free of charge; however, places are limited and registration is essential.

Delegates can register here or by emailing claire.saunders@codeskytest.co.uk or by calling 01476 406318.