External Event: The Bid and Beyond

How to access funding and how to use it

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Fri, 10th Jul 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Many independent libraries, museums, historic houses, galleries and collections have significant development needs and wish to access Heritage Lottery Funding and other funds to realise their ambitions.

This conference, sponsored by The Portico Library and supported by the Association of Independent Libraries and the Historic Libraries Forum will illustrate good practice in applying for and using external funds and is designed for independent libraries, museums, archives and galleries across the North, planning to bid for funds for development purposes or who simply want an update on development work across the sector.


10.30 Registration/coffee

10.55 Welcome

11.00 From start to finish: how an HLF application works
Fiona Talbott, Head of Museums, Libraries and Archives, Heritage Lottery Fund

11.45 The Heritage Alliance: developing expertise in fundraising
Mark Webb, Giving to Heritage Project Officer, The Heritage Alliance

12.15 Questions to speakers

12.45 Lunch

1.45 Independent Libraries and Higher Education: Collaboration, Innovation and Digitisation
Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research, Gladstone's Library

2.15 From the Gaskell House to Elizabeth Gaskell's House
John Williams, Heritage and Arts Consultant

2.30 Questions to speakers

3.00 Coffee

3.15 The Work of the Wordsworth Trust

3.45 Questions

4pm Conference ends

The Portico Library

57 Mosley Street
M2 3HY Manchester

United Kingdom