Community heritage

A pop-up installation of young people celebrated heritage and identity at Band on the Wall in Manchester
We support projects which explore the heritage of your community, bring people together and increase their pride in the local area.

Community heritage is anything that makes your area unique and worth celebrating. It can be anything from a town’s connection with a historical figure, regional myths and legends, to the history of sports clubs, grounds, and heroes.

Community heritage is often in danger of being forgotten or lost, and with it our sense of belonging and pride in where we live.

Live in Scotland?

As part of the Scotland-wide celebrations of the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017, we are offering grants of £3,000 to £10,000 to projects which engage new people and a wider range of people with their history. 

Find out more on the Stories, Stones and Bones page.

Here are just some of the things you could do to celebrate the heritage of your community:

“There’s so much you can achieve through a heritage project – from revealing a little-known part of local history to giving people a real sense of belonging.” Annie Brewster, Wheathampstead Heritage Trail
  • revive a long-lost tradition or craft 
  • share forgotten folk tales 
  • celebrate the lives of people commemorated on a war memorial
  • reveal the stories of the area’s diverse groups
  • save a historic building from disrepair
  • discover the origins of the place where you live
  • explore the events that helped to shape it
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