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I am director of a Community Interest Company, VIEWFINDERUK CIC, which develops young people through the various creative arts, enhancing their confidence, personal and professional skills sets and celebrating their creativity. I am also a professional and qualified writer, with a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University and i have been a proud resident of Birmingham all my life. Along with my companies young person focused work, I also produce original film material, often written and developed by myself and i have had films featured at various festivals, including two in Hollywood. My other big passion is History and I have always loved learning about the past and passing on that knowledge in order to develop understanding, pride and a sense of nostalgia.
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At the end of 2017 and early 2018, Heritage Lottery Fund delivered a pilot scheme in Barrow-in-Furness for grants under £3,000. [see our press release on the launch here and here ] Since the programme closed to applications, we have awarded 20 grants totalling £51,000. We been thrilled to fund a... read more
“Often when we think of our history, we think of kings and queens… We believe that the experiences of the people who helped build the country are just as important and should be recorded,” says Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands. Last week we hosted a live chat to discuss the ins and outs of... read more
For the wonderful projects taking part in The National Lottery #ThanksToYou week this 3-9 December , we've pulled together some FAQs to help answer any questions you might have about taking part in this year's campaign. If there's anything we haven't covered, please ask us in the comments below... read more