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Heritage Innovation Fund programme is announced

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced its latest UK-wide programme, the Heritage Innovation Fund. The fund is a pilot initiative offering grants of up to £25,000 for experimenters, collaborators and learners from across all parts of heritage. Organisations of any size or type may apply; this includes local authorities and non-profits.

Calling museums, galleries and historic houses!

The Great Escape is a new initiative from Art Fund, inviting museums, galleries and historic houses to host workshops for primary school children, and to contribute to a UK-wide work of art by a generation of young people. The work will be a demonstration of their vision for the biodiversity of our landscape, to be launched with activities for everyone on Earth Day 2023.

ACE to offer transition funding for unsuccessful NPOs

National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) that are unsuccessful in securing funding from Arts Council England for the next three years will be eligible for short-term financial support while they find new forms of income or "wind down", it has been announced.

Derbyshire science company and charity urge folk to “walk this way” to mark 55-mile route’s 20th birthday


A Derbyshire charity has teamed up with a science company to hold an open walking weekend marking a picturesque hiking trail’s 20th birthday.


Science company Lubrizol, whose UK headquarters is based at Hazelwood near Belper, has joined forces with the Derwent Valley Trust to hold an open walking weekend on July 9 and 10 celebrating the beauty of the 55-mile “Heritage Way” which runs from Ladybower Reservoir down to Shardlow in South Derbyshire.


In ‘Spired’ Derbyshire school staff put their best feet forward for charity giving seaside breaks to community’s children

Teaching staff at a Derbyshire infant and nursery school stepped up to a challenge when they raised more than £1,000 for a much-loved children’s charity, by going on a long hike together.

Staff at Spire Nursery & Infant School on Derby Road in Chesterfield arranged to each do a ten mile walk either as a team or in their own time. Many staff walked around the whole of Carsington Water near Ashbourne in order to raise vital funds for the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre charity.

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