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Discover Volunteering receives a Heritage Lottery grant

Discover Volunteering CIC wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Today, Discover Volunteering CIC has received £18,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Wrangle Youth Club in Living History’, in Wrangle, near Boston, Lincolnshire. Led by Pete Read from Discover Volunteering and volunteers from the local community, the project will embark on an oral history project, funded through the HLF’s Young Roots programme, to capture and record people’s memories in living history about everyday life in and around the village of Wrangle. We aim to share and celebrate our findings using social and digital media to capture living memories before they are lost, in order to create an everlasting legacy for the community.

The project will be a hands-on activity at grass roots level designed and run by young people and members of the local community, which will enable an exciting and rewarding look back in time. With training provided the young people in particular, who volunteer, will learn new skills and an incredible amount about how everyday life has changed in their village. Older contributors will realise their story’s importance and the value of recording their memories. We hope to inspire a new generation of active enthusiasts in researching and recording information about their history and heritage.

Discover Volunteering is a not for profit organisation that works with young people to help them improve their opportunities in life and we aim to support a number of young participants from across the village to get involved in this project. Working with heritage professionals from Heritage Lincolnshire, East Midlands Oral History Archive and Lincolnshire Family History Society, volunteers will gain a deeper insight into this previously under-researched part of their history, as well as teaching them valuable new communication skills, and how to interview, research and record local residents’ memories.

Commenting on the award, Pete Read said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and look forward to inspiring a new group of young people in to researching and recording their heritage roots.”

Vanessa Harbar. Head of HLF East Midlands said: “We’re pleased to support this project that will allow young people to find out more about the place that they are from. There’s so much interest that can be uncovered by exploring everyday life from the origins of local traditions to the changing ways that we spend our leisure time. We’ll be interested to hear about what has been uncovered.”

About Discover Volunteering CIC

Discover Volunteering CIC is a nationally accredited centre delivering ASDAN’s Community Volunteering Qualifications and the company runs bespoke community events/projects for a range of organisations. Discover Volunteering CIC is also part of a consortium ‘Young Lincolnshire’, with partners LCVYS and LYA helping young people improve their opportunities in life.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 36,500 projects with more than £6bn across the UK.  www.hlf.org.uk.

 

For further information, images and interviews, please contact Pete Read at Discover Volunteering CIC on 01778 382753 and pete.read@discovervolunteering.org

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