San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is enthusiastic about engaging young people with heritage. Getting involved helps them develop new skills and interests, connect with their communities and have fun. And they bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to projects.
HLF's Young Roots programme offers grants of £10,000-£50,000 to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage, from green spaces, museums, and historic sites to language, local memories and youth culture.
Through Young Roots, HLF want to give young people aged 11–25 the chance to plan and deliver their own heritage projects. They’re supported along the way by heritage and youth organisations working together. Projects celebrate the young people’s achievements and share what they're learning with the wider community.
The Young Roots programme creates exciting opportunities for heritage, arts and youth organisations to work together. At this workshop you will be able to find out more about the funding opportunity and meet potential partners for joint projects.
By taking part in this event you can:
- Learn about the Young Roots programme and how it can support young people to engage with heritage
- Hear examples of how Young Roots funding has supported exciting projects between heritage, youth and arts organisations
- Learn about other funding available to support young people to engage in heritage and the arts;
- Meet others who share your interest in high quality youth heritage and arts practice, to share ideas, resources and expertise and form new partnerships
- Introduce yourself, your organisation and your project to liaison officers from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Artswork and South East Museum Development Programme who can help you to bring your projects to fruition
It will also be a great opportunity to meet other support organisations and funders:
- Arts Council England will be on hand to provide information about their ‘Grants for the Arts’ Lottery-funded grant programme which offers awards of £1,00-£100,000 for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work.
- Artswork will be on hand to answer questions about the support that they can provide to help your project to achieve highest quality arts and cultural practice for and by children and young people. Artswork works to build the capacity, skills, knowledge and understanding of the arts, cultural, voluntary, community, youth and education sectors, facilitating them to work increasingly effectively with each other and with young people.
- The event has been organised by the South East Museum Development Programme, who will be available to provide information on support available to help for museums to thrive.
We are grateful to Quay Arts for hosting this event.
Light refreshments will be served on arrival.
Who should attend?
This event is open to museums, arts organisations, youth groups, schools, colleges, libraries, archives, historical societies and community groups who would like to support young people to engage with heritage.