The UK has a proud sporting history, from the invention of games now played all over the world, to iconic sites spread across our regions and nations. Sport is also a huge part of many people’s everyday lives and plays a role in their own personal histories, as participants and followers, often with life-long loyalties. Sporting themes can help projects, and HLF’s funding, reach a wider range of people.
To coincide with National Sporting Heritage Day, a UK-wide celebration that takes place on Friday 30 September, our next live chat will focus on this topic.
Please join me, HLF's John McMahon (Policy Adviser for Learning & Volunteering), Dr Justine Reilly (National Programme Manager, Sport in Museums Network), Andy Pearce (Head of Creative Programmes, National Football Museum), David Smith (Participation and Engagement Officer, Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield), and Adam Hitchings (Welsh Language Officer, HLF) for a wide-ranging discussion on Thursday 29 September from 12.30-1.30pm.
If you've got questions about funding for a sports-related project, reaching new audiences, new approaches to celebrating the sporting heritage in your collections or your community, partnerships between heritage and sport, or links between sport and public health and wellbeing, we'll be here to answer them.