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Please note that it is organised by MLA and HLF.  If you have any queries about the event, or would like a booking form, please contact Yvette Shepherd, Museum Development Officer West and (temporarily) East London (email [log in to unmask])



Free Event – Transforming Heritage – Project Planning for an HLF Heritage Grant


Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Valence House, Dagenham, London


This event is for museums, libraries and archives considering an application to HLF’s Heritage Grants programme (awards over £50,000).  The day will include practical examples of successful projects, including Valence House, and Havering Museum, both of which opened in 2010.  Case studies from smaller capital or activity projects which have had a transformational effect for their organisations will also be highlighted within the programme.  Delegates will have a chance to meet successful grantees and gain a greater understanding of the application process and development support for museums and archives. 




-       To encourage London museums and archives to consider HLF’s Heritage Grants programme (awards over £50,000)

-       To show examples of successful projects through case studies and a chance to meet grantees

-       Highlight manageable grants – a complete overhaul may not be the best solution, and smaller projects can still achieve great results

-       Give greater understanding of HLF’s priorities, the Heritage Grant application process and development support available.




10am                                     Arrivals, registration and coffee

10.30 – 10.45                      Welcome from Valence House, Havering Museum, MLA and HLF


10.45 – 11.45                      Lucy Hares and Janina McBride: Heritage Grants overview: HLF aims, what we can fund, common issues and development support available, followed by the application and assessment process.



12.00pm                               Case study: Leeanne Westwood: Valence House Museum and Archives


12.30pm                               Lunch, with an opportunity to visit Valence House


2pm                                       Case studies (15 minutes each)


3pm – 3.15pm   Tea/coffee break


3.15 – 4pm                          Louise Ray, Funding and Development Advice Manager, The National Archives: case studies, issues specific to archive projects and support she can offer to applicants.


Finish 4pm




Louise Ray
Funding and Development Advice Manager -  Archive Sector Development, The National Archives

Direct Line: 020 8392 5347
Email: [log in to unmask]


My usual working days are currently Tuesday to Friday.
This post is jointly supported by The National Archives and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.


[From 1 April 2010 this post will be taking over the work of the National Council on Archives' Archive Lottery Advisory Service http://www.nca.org.uk/lottery and will continue to manage the Archive Pace Setter scheme www.nca.org.uk/archivepacesetter]


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