National Lottery Heritage Fund opens applications for £ 1million initiative on digital skills for heritage
Basically, the program encourages organizations to break down barriers such as time and place constraints that previously limited the pool of digital talent they could work with.
As part of the Heritage Fund’s ongoing efforts to support the sector’s recovery from the pandemic, Digital Skills for Heritage is expected to announce the creation of many new online ‘remote’ volunteering opportunities.
Roles should range from managing social media, collecting data and tagging images to designing websites or organizing online events, all of which will be made available to all applicants, whatever their location.
“The UK has so much to offer in terms of heritage, and it is not always possible for people to travel to experience it. Likewise, the perfect volunteer may have little time to devote, ”notes Ros Kerslake, CEO of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
“Digital volunteering can help open doors for everyone involved, keeping more of us connected to heritage. Organizations will benefit from the time and expertise of people who may not have been able to volunteer in person, and volunteers will be able to share and develop their skills while supporting the heritage they love. It’s a win-win situation for everyone and we are delighted to launch this fund, thanks to National Lottery players raising £ 36million every week for good causes.
The delivery of digital skills for heritage was informed by responses to the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s 2020 Survey on Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (DASH), which demonstrated both a willingness to develop digital skills in the sector and the need to expand the scope of volunteering. recruitment.
Project application forms must be submitted no later than noon on the 16the August and complete applications before the 27the September. More information about the initiative’s application process can be found here.