Twelve grants of between £500,000 and £1m have been allocated to projects across the UK that will involve more young people in heritage. The grants have been awarded through Kick the Dust, HLF’s [Alliance affiliate member] pioneering new funding programme.
John Glen, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism said: “This funding, from National Lottery players, will create exciting opportunities for young people across the country to enjoy and learn about heritage outside of school. It is something that we promised to do as part of the Cultural White Paper, and I know that all the successful projects will have a hugely positive impact on the lives of young people.”
Plans include a ‘Dragons’ Den’-style heritage funding project in Leicester; an England-wide plan to connect young people from less affluent areas with their local green spaces; and a scheme inviting young people to create training for museum staff.