Heritage Compass Business Support Expanded

Cause4 , who run the Heritage Compass Business Support Programme established in 2020, has been awarded additional funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund & DCMS to expand the Programme. This will see the support grow from 150 up to 300 small to medium sized heritage organisations across England, in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and Creative…

AIA e-news for July 2021

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what we’ve been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think we should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch. Variety is the spice of planning applications?…

Historic England Announce Support for Heritage Construction Skills

Historic England have announced the launch of a new five-year training and apprenticeship programme to help save heritage construction skills. The £4.3 million programme will address asevere skills shortages in the heritage sector. It is made possible thanks to funding from The Hamish Ogston Foundation – the largest one-off investment ever awarded to heritage construction training…

Culture Recovery Fund – Third Round Details Released

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, has announced the details of the third round of funding in the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). This is the emergency funding that the Government established to support the cultural sector in England through the Covid-19 pandemic. The final £300 million of funds announced on 25th June 2021 brings the total amount…

Call for Papers: ERIH Annual Conference 2021

This year’s annual European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) Conference is looking at the impact of the global pandemic on industrial heritage in Europe. The theme for this year’s get together is “RESILIENCE – How industrial heritage sites accepted the pandemic challenge and survived the crisis “. Some of the questions that this year’s conference…

AIM Adds More Industrial Museum Case Studies

AIM (Association of Independent Museums) helps heritage organisations to improve their resilience and thereby to prosper. They do this by providing regular sector updates, targeted grants, training programmes, and a range of expert advice and guidance services. AIM also commissions research on behalf of the sector and undertakes advocacy for the sector. Through their ‘helping…

Canal & River Trust Completes Repairs Enabled by Heritage Stimulus Fund

The Canal & River Trust has completed the repairs enabled by the award of c.£1.6m through the Heritage Stimulus Fund, which forms part the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Administered by Historic England, the works covered 14 projects across the canal network and involved the replacement of lock gates, and lock and bridge repairs, including the…

Historic England Latest COVID Support

Historic England continues to update and evolve its guidance and support for the heritage sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting consequences. You can find out about the latest guidance and support from historic England by following the links below: How Historic England are helping the sector Historic England continue to help manage the…

Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2021

The annual conference of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology starts today (28 May) and runs to 30 May 2021. The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is Europe’s leading society for the study and promotion of historical archaeology, and welcomes global perspectives on the archaeology of the post-medieval world up to the present day and beyond. To…

Museum Estate and Development (MEND) Fund Now Open for Applications

The Museum Estate and Development (MEND) fund is now taking applications. This funding stream is part of the Cultural Investment Fund (CIF) CIF is administered by Arts Council England (ACE) and is made up of three funding streams, the Cultural Development Fund, the Libraries Improvement Fund, and MEND. MEND is particularly relevant for industrial heritage…