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Knowsley Heritage Grants to provide £100,000 funding for social sector

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley is set to become a focus of heritage themed activities and events.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded One Knowsley funding totalling £100,000 over the next two years to provide micro-grants within the borough.

The Knowsley Heritage Grants project, which launches on 23 June, will provide micro-grants of between £250-£3000 to social sector organisations in Knowsley. The grants will be available for organisations to design and deliver heritage-themed activities.

Knowsley is a Borough rich in built and natural heritage and the Knowsley Heritage Grants project will work with social sector organisations to define what heritage means to them, and design creative and exciting activities that will be available for residents of the Borough to enjoy.

A Heritage Engagement Officer, Liz Mann, has been recruited by One Knowsley to provide support to groups who would like to apply for a Knowsley Heritage Grant.

One Knowsley will shortly deliver a series of workshops for the sector to launch the Knowsley Heritage Grants project.

Racheal Jones, Chief Executive Officer at One Knowsley, said: “One Knowsley would like to thank National Lottery players for this opportunity and hope they can participate in the various activities and events that will take place in Knowsley thanks to the Knowsley Heritage Grants project. This is a particularly exciting time as the project will run into 2022 when Knowsley is Borough of Culture and it is hoped these opportunities can raise the profile of Knowsley’s heritage and the unique stories Knowsley residents have to share.”

Cllr Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “I’m delighted that One Knowsley has successfully secured this funding for the benefit of our Borough. Knowsley is steeped in history with an array of listed buildings, conservation areas and designed heritage assets. I look forward to seeing how our communities join in with the Knowsley Heritage Grants Project, celebrating and sharing our rich heritage.”  

One Knowsley is an independent body that provides the expertise and support to help voluntary, community, faith and not-for-profit (Social Sector) to start-up, grow, build resilience, establish enterprise and have a visible and valued role within the borough.

The launch webinar for the Knowsley Heritage Grants project takes place between 6pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 June. Book your free ticket for the event online.