Heritage and Culture Warwickshire secures huge grant for ‘Our Warwickshire’ project

The project will promote access to heritage across Warwickshire
The project will promote access to heritage across Warwickshire

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire has received a grant of £965,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘Our Warwickshire’ partnership project.

‘Our Warwickshire’ will celebrate and promote access to heritage within Warwickshire communities, as well as significantly improving the experience for visitors to Market Hall Museum, Warwick. It will also offer a new online platform enabling communities beyond Warwick to share and celebrate their heritage.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, who holds the Environment portfolio for Warwickshire County Council, said: “Collaboration is at the heart of this project. Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, Warwickshire Local History Society and the Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office will work together with partners and visitors, filling real and virtual spaces with our county’s heritage.”

Reyahn King, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, said: “‘Our Warwickshire’ promises to transform the way people can explore the county’s rich heritage, from interactive new exhibitions and community space to an innovative online platform where people can share their own stories. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, we’re delighted to support this exciting new chapter for the iconic Market Hall.”