Planning a Project?
Many groups undertake heritage projects and seek external funding from the lottery or other sources. The Record Office is keen to support these initiatives which raise interest in local history and preserve archives for the community. We are often asked to provide letters of support and advice to groups which we are usually happy to do; however, because of the number of projects and available resources we cannot actively help every project.
If you are planning a project please read the following guidance and, if necessary seek advice from us as soon as possible and before you have made your funding bid.
|1.||We can provide the most support to projects that further our aims and objectives. If your project will increase use of the archival collections held by us, reach a group of people who do not normally use the archive service, will map archives in the community or bring in new material we will be more likely to be able to help you.|
We are happy to discuss other projects: we may be able to provide initial assistance or refer you to another source.
|2.||If your project requires use of the archive premises (e.g. hiring a room) or staff time (e.g. providing a training session) please discuss the charges with us. You will need to write these into your bid.|
We regret that we are unlikely to be able to assist any group unable to pay these set charges.
|3.||If your project requires ongoing support from the service such as several visits involving staff assistance it is essential that you discuss your requirements with us. We have a very small team and may not be able to provide the type of support or number of visits you require.|
We cannot guarantee to provide any services that have not been agreed before the funding has been obtained.
|4.||We are happy to provide initial advice and guidance free of charge. If you require help to write your bid or need more extensive help, a one hour session with a member of staff will cost £20.|
Please email email@example.com with a brief outline of your project and the likely assistance required by the Record Office. A member of staff will get back to you with initial comments.
We would prefer an emailed or written communication in the first instance. If this is difficult for you please telephone the office on 0116 2571080 and ask to speak to Jenny Moran or Robin Jenkins.
World War One
As the centenary of the beginning of World War One approaches in 2014 we expect an increased demand for assistance with commemorative projects. The Record Office has already been contacted by some groups and we expect this will increase dramatically in 2013. In addition we anticipate a great deal of media interest and local events requiring archival input.
If you are planning a World War One project please follow the guidance above but bear in mind that our time will be very limited as 2014 approaches so the sooner you can provide a clear outline of your project the better.
Page Last Updated: 22 May 2012