National Lottery funding to deliver Stories of Enfield heritage project

Enfield Council has received £200,000 in grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the Council's ‘Stories of Enfield’ project.

The project will develop and deliver a range of creative community heritage activities from exhibitions and events through to festivals and theatre performances and will involve local communities and organisations from across the borough. It will also provide additional support to the Museum of Enfield and the borough’s archive.

Stories of Enfield will demonstrate how heritage can make a real difference to people’s lives, building a positive sense of place.

The project is an important action in the Council’s new cultural strategy, Culture Connects, which focuses on connecting people through celebrations of the shared Enfield identity.

In May/June the Council will be offering a heritage training programme to community organisations across the borough. Organisations who take part in the training will then be able to apply to deliver projects that engage people with their local heritage.

A steering group including interested Enfield residents will then help select 10 to 15 of these projects to go forward and celebrate Enfield’s unique stories. The projects will then be showcased in summer 2022.

Cllr Ian Barnes, Deputy Leader at Enfield Council, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their generous grant, that will help us to transform culture in our borough in line with our five-year culture strategy.

"We look forward to seeing the celebrations of Enfield’s stories, and hope it will encourage more people to get involved with our rich heritage in Enfield.”

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