Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and working with a vast number of volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.
Culture & Heritage
This is a rolling programme so there are no deadlines
Grants for organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
Phase one offers two levels of funding:
- Grants from £3,000 to £10,000
- Grants from £10,000 to £100,000
The National Lottery Grants for Heritage funding programme has been created as part of National Lottery Heritage Fund Strategic Funding Framework 2019 to 2024.
For some years, Shenstone old church tower has been designated a Grade 2* (At Risk) listed building, and in 2017 Historic England conducted a feasibility survey to produce a plan to renovate it.
There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.
Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 for activity lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. Most grants are in the £60,000 to £250,000 range.
Pre-application access support and a bursary of up to £500 is available to help groups apply.
Have you ever seen a pillbox? If you’ve driven around the country the answer is probably yes. Many roads pass these little concrete bunkers left over from the wall.
Do you know what pillboxes are? Many of us know these were places for soldiers to shelter from gunfire while being able to shoot back.
Do you know why they were built? Often the clue is in the location of a pillbox, overlooking a road or abridge, even a river or railway; the pillbox would have been to stop the enemy from going any further.
Closing date: 9 August 2021
Funding is provided by ChurchCare which is the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals to care for their buildings.
Anglican churches in England can apply for funding for the conservation of stained glass and historical plain glazing.
The maximim of a £10,000 grant are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust.
The application deadline is in August each year. The next deadline is 9 August 2021 for a decision in October 2021.
Sinai Park House Trust are a charitable trust (Charity # 1172341) which manages Sinai Park House and the grounds surrounding it. We make the site accessible to the general public by running guided tours and guided walks of the site and through the National Forest which surrounds it. Tours and walks are focused around the Heritage Open Days festival in September and the National Forest Walking Festival in May but opportunities for more may arise in the near future.
Staffordshire’s record office is preparing to reopen to the public from Tuesday 14 July.
The office, on Eastgate Street in Stafford will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for two weeks and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a further two weeks, before resuming normal opening times from 11 August. Saturday opening will commence from 22 August reverting back to one per month.
A Makaton choir has marked VE Day by putting together a heartwarming video of the Vera Lynn classic We’ll Meet Again.
The Shine & Sign choir, which was set up by the charity Liberty for vulnerable young people with SEND to communicate their love of music, has been rehearsing via the video conferencing site Zoom.
The choir has proved to be invaluable for some of its members who have difficulties speaking and communicating. Makaton is a special language programme which uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate.
Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 lockdown, Transforming the Trent Valley like many other organisations have had to cancel all face to face sessions until further notice. But that doesn’t mean you can’t join us for a daily dose of nature and heritage!