Michelle Cooper

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Heritage Lottery Fund
North West

I was appointed in September 2014 as Community & Heritage Training Officer for the Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Landscape Partnership Scheme entitled 'Headlands to Headspace. I have a heritage background and have worked for the last 15 years in the Museums sector in curatorial or management roles in the North West. Most recently I was the Manager of Lancaster Maritime Museum where I developed a great interest in Morecambe Bay. I have ways worked closely with volunteers in my career and delivered a wide range of community heritage projects including exhibitions, workshops, research initiatives, oral history projects and hands-on activities for everyone from the over 90s to the under 5s.

What's going on in our community

  • We have recently launched the Great Place Scheme Scotland . This innovative scheme is designed by HLF and its partners to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities. With grants of £100,000 to £1million to support applicants... read more

    View Diane Gray's profile
    Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • Our churchyard project is slightly unusual in that the ‘new’ church is 400m away and the normal link was not as strong as might be expected. It dates from 1660, is 2.2 acres and has 11,200 burials recorded. Part is ‘closed’ and the grass cut by the Council, part is mainly mid Victorian through to... read more

    View Ian Philp's profile
    Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
  • Recently I was lucky enough to attend the CultureGeek event in London, which looks at how cultural organisations are “adapting to the changing digital landscape”. One really interesting talk was by Will Stanley, Senior Communications Officer at the Science Museum, who recently helped run successful... read more

    View Katie Allen's profile
    Posted 2 months 2 days ago
  • Okay, so it is not the most exciting part of your HLF-funded project, but for projects over £10,000 you need to fill in detailed payment requests with invoices. In the South East team we’ve been thinking of some handy hints to make the process run smoothly. Submit your invoices electronically if... read more

    View Molly Sweeney's profile
    Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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