The Connecting People and Places project is designed to increase recognition of how migrant and communities of diverse ethnic heritage have influenced heritage across England.
This project focuses on six regions across England:
- North-East and Yorkshire
- London & South-East
It is contributing to Historic England’s work to enrich understanding of the buildings and places that are important to our national history, as well as to the National Lottery’s Heritage Fund which is committed to supporting heritage projects since 1994.
What does Connecting People and Places hope to achieve for the community?
The project gives these communities a voice, provides learning and development for the students working on it, and provides opportunities for communities of diverse ethnic heritage to share stories about sites of importance within the built environment. It seeks to bring together the wider community through podcasts, publications, exhibitions, and community events open to those lottery players and wider communities across England.
- Phase 1 – Research and report
- Phase 2 – Public engagement and facilitating collaboration between communities and the heritage and built environment sector