News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact to register your interest.

HLF Anniversaries funding – open for business!

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) £10 million anniversaries funding scheme has now fully opened and is being supported by on-line guidance and expert advice for all potential applicants who have a relevant project.

HLF announced last year that it was to set aside at least £10 million over the next four years to fund projects marking some of the UK’s most important anniversaries and commemorative events. The money will be invested to ensure that those moments which form a central part of the UK's national history are commemorated and understood.

The funding will ensure that projects of all sizes can apply from smaller grants of a few thousand pounds up to grants over £2 million. Details of funding for anniversaries can be obtained at the HLF Funding for anniversaries feature.