Resources

Heritage Lottery Fund

Naturally there is a lot of competition for this funding from a diverse range of heritage projects – from initiatives to build tourist attractions, to archive digitalisation projects. And of course the HLF wants to ensure that it funds the most deserving projects.

Because of this, when applying for HLF funding for your archive, library, or museum project; it’s vital that you convey the value and positive outcomes of your project effectively in order to give your bid the best chance of being successful.

But composing an HLF bid is a complex process… So in our new blog HLF Special Advisor & Heritage consultant, Claire Adler, shares how to develop a successful HLF funding bid.

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NCCPE

The NCCPE was established to support Universities across the UK to increase the quantity and quality of their public engagement activity. They are keen to support higher education staff and students at all levels to develop their public engagement work, whether they are trying to inspire their institution to support public engagement or want help to develop a specific activity.

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AHRC Resources

The AHRC is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, along with the other UK Research Councils. The AHRC is governed by its Council, which is responsible for its overall strategic direction, and we are incorporated by Royal Charter.

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AHRC Scoping Studies and Reviews

As a part of the development process for the Connected Communities programme, the AHRC supported 44 small scoping studies and research reviews in 2011 to address a wide range of underpinning issues. The aim of these reviews was to: stimulate debate and provide some early outputs from the programme; inform future discussions about its shape, focus and priorities; and be of value to researchers undertaking research under the programme in the future.

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Engagement Resources

Public Engagement can help to improve the quality and impact of research; the ‘public’ can raise relevant questions and also be involved in defining and conducting the research, helping to keep it relevant and responsive. It can challenge assumptions, sharpen thinking and help to build trust; discussing research with the public can help researchers examine their assumptions and introduce fresh perspectives.

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Connected Communities

Connected Communities is a multi-million pound research programme designed to help us understand the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing quality of life.

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AHRC Digital Transformations

Digital Transformations aims to exploit the potential of digital technologies to transform research in the arts and humanities. The theme aims to ensure that arts and humanities research is at the forefront of tackling crucial issues such as intellectual property, cultural memory and identity, and communication and creativity in a digital age.

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AHRC Care for the Future

‘Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past’ affords an opportunity for researchers in the arts and humanities to generate new novel understandings of the relationship between the past and the future, and the challenges and opportunities of the present through a temporally-inflected lens.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife… The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

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Connected Communities Media Collection

The Connected Communities Media Collection brings together community media made by and about Connected Communities projects from across the UK. It is a resource for academic researchers, community groups and the general public to better understand the changing nature of communities and the role communities play in sustaining and enhancing quality of life.

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AHRC 3D Printing for Heritage

Researchers at De Montfort University are working with local heritage groups to bring history back to life in the AHRC-funded Digital Building Heritage project. The project uses the latest technologies in 3D computer animation, 3D printing, 3D modeling and mobile geo-location to observe, analyse, understand and interpret historic buildings and the people and artifacts associated with them.

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Arts Council just published ‘Everyday Creativity’ 

Arts Council England commissioned 64 Million Artists to deliver a nationwide consultation looking at the value of everyday creativity within arts and culture in England.

Over five months, the authors of the report met with more 300 professional artists and practitioners; everyday artists, academics, staff from arts and cultural organisations, Creative people and places, local authority staff and volunteers in twelve towns and cities in each of the English regions.

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Happy Museum Project ‘Measure what matters’

This is one of the Happy Museum principles – for relevant tools and resources see links below

Why? To re-think what matters and be able to measure and share it more widely
How? Create a vision that embraces mutual wellbeing and sustainability and develop a shared Story of Change
What? Think creatively about resources when planning and measure progress how people want you to

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Let’s Get Real 4 – What’s The Story Report

Let’sGet Real Phase 4 What’s the Story is collaborative action research project to help arts and heritage organisations change the way they work and develop their impact on audiences.

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