InvestSK is South Kesteven District Council’s growth and regeneration company. It was set up in October 2017 to bring together support for business, arts and culture, heritage, communities and the visitor economy across South Kesteven.

The district’s communities are a priority for the InvestSK team, and as such they would encourage any community group seeking support for a project to contact them at info@investsk.co.uk or on 01476 406374.

For groups planning heritage related projects within the district, InvestSK have launched a new, easy to access, small grants fund, providing up to £4000 for projects which celebrate, interpret and preserve heritage across the district.  Providing a great opportunity for South Kesteven’s communities to celebrate their local stories.

The Heritage Alive! Grants Fund is open to any school, youth association, community group, charity or constituted organisation within South Kesteven. Places of worship are welcome to apply.

Three tiers of funding are available

Inspiration Fund – Up to £500

This fund is open to any project which seeks to inspire, educate or engage people with any aspect of the heritage of South Kesteven.

Interpretation Fund – Up to £2000

This fund is open to projects which involve the interpretation, commemoration or celebration of the heritage of South Kesteven.

Intervention Fund – Up to £4000

This fund is open to projects which seek to conserve, restore, preserve or improve physical access to significant buildings, artworks, documents or objects.
Funding is also available to support feasibility studies and project development.
Deadline for applications to the Intervention Fund is 31st January 2018.

Full Details, along with a simple application form available at www.heritagealive.co.uk. If you would like to have an informal conversation about your ideas, please contact Claire Saunders, Heritage Regeneration Officer at Claire.saunders@investsk.co.uk

InvestSK will be kicking off the New Year with a series of community consultation events to support the development of South Kesteven’s Cultural Strategy. The team are keen to hear from as many residents as possible, so look out for more details on how to let us know what is important to you.

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