Events and workshops in the West Midlands

At HLF in the West Midlands we run free monthly funding support workshops in Birmingham to help you to apply to us for funding.

Development workshops

The first Thursday of each month 1pm-4pm

The workshops are a great opportunity to find out about our funding, get tips on how to make a good application and network with other organisations from your area. You will also meet the development team for HLF in the West Midlands who will provide you with free advice and support.

Places are limited; to book a place in advance please tel: 0121 616 6870 or email the development team.

You don’t need a definite project idea to attend - just come along to find out more.

Other events

Redditch Funding Fair

Wednesday 8 March

Redditch Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch B98 8AH.

We will have a stand and be running a workshop at the Redditch Funding Fair organised by the Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN). More information will be available on the BARN website shortly.

Remembering the WWI Home Front in the Midlands Conference

Saturday 11 March

Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ.

Learn about the First World War Home Front and chat to HLF staff about funding and support for First World War projects. Book a free space via email. For more details, visit the event website.

Breaking boundaries

Friday 17 March, 10am – 4.15pm

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ

A free conference for museums and galleries to build resilience by thinking beyond traditional boundaries in relation to collections, physical space, audiences and the workforce. Come and chat to us about funding for museums on our information stall on Friday 17 March. For more details and to book visit the Museum Develpment West Midlands website.

Staffordshire in the Great War: Community Stories Conference

Saturday 18 March 10am-3pm

County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford, ST16 2LH

Discover more about the impact of the First World War on individuals and communities in Staffordshire. Hear about the lives and work of the coal miners turned tunnellers on the front line, and the courage of William Coltman VC. There will be the opportunity to chat to HLF officers about future funding. Book a free space vie email or for more details see the Staffordshire in the Great War website.

Meet the Funder, Walsall

Thursday 23 March 1pm-4.30pm and 5pm-7.30pm

One Walsall are hosting an event for the Borough’s voluntary and community organisations. HLF will be running a workshop about our funding programmes, and there will be the opportunity to chat to HLF officers about your project ideas. The event will take place over two identical sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the early evening. The event is free to voluntary and community groups based or working within Walsall. To book a place or for more details see the One Walsall website.

First World War project advice sessions

Tuesday 4 April and Tuesday 6 June 4-6pm

Heritage Learning Room on Floor 4 of the Library of Birmingham

The Voices of War and Peace Engagement Centre will be hosting advice sessions at the Library of Birmingham for groups looking to apply for an HLF grant. The sessions can cover anything you need help with, from sources of historic information to developing a budget. If you want to book a slot please contact Nicola Gauld via email or tel: 0121 464 3209. For more details visit the Voices of War and Peace website.

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