2020 Applications for Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology

The Marsh Awards, designed to showcase excellence in archaeology, are run by the Council for British Archaeology with the support of the Marsh Christian Trust. Since all archaeological activity this year has been affected in some way by the pandemic, the CBA and Marsh Christian Trust have decided to focus the 2020 Awards on projects…

AIA E-News Bulletin Out for October 2020

The latest e-news bulletin from the AIA is out with short articles on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK industrial heritage sector; Rebuilding Heritage grant fund; AIA planning news; AIA restoration grants; top endangered Victorian sites for 2020; the campaign to save Dorman Long Tower; bid to raise £8m to restore Scottish Flax mill;…

DCMS Volunteer Guidance Survey

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is currently developing guidance to help volunteer-involving organisations, groups, and bodies based in England better understand how volunteering can be done safely and effectively during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this guidance development, DCMS are inviting employees and volunteers from volunteer-involving organisations, groups, and…

Historic England Industrial Heritage Webinars Now Free to View

Historic England’s first two industrial heritage webinars are now available to view online for free. These were delivered in July 2020 and each last no more than one hour. They include presentations by Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service) describing the work of a local authority archaeological officer, Dr Joanne O’Hara (Somerset West and…

Heritage Emergency Fund supports hundreds of organisations across the UK

The NHLF has announced that the Heritage Emergency Fund has helped more than 950 heritage organisations across the UK to cope with the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In total, 961 grants were awarded worth £49.8million to help the heritage community support staff, cover essential maintenance and utility costs, and prepare to safely reopen….

Colchester’s Balkerne Water Tower gets Historic England Grant

Historic England has awarded a £20,000 project development grant to support investigative works at the the Grade II* Balkerne Tower in Colchester, also known as the ‘Jumbo Tower’. It was built in 1882-3 by the local council to bring clean water to the Essex town, and was last used in 1984. It is currently on…

RECOVERY GRANTS SECOND ROUND

The Art Fund and the Museum Development Network (MDN) in England have joined forces to offer a series of Recovery Grants – deadline 15th September. In Round One they supported a wide range of activity, allowing museums to create new online content, adapt their learning offers, strengthen relationship building with BAME communities, start up new…

Oldest Surviving Gas Works Protected

The DCMS and Historic England announced on the 15 July 2020 that the remains of what is believed to be the earliest surviving gas works in the world have been protected through scheduling. The site lies at the Dolphinholme Worsted Mill in the upper Wyre Valley in Lancashire, and was installed in 1811, providing gas…