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Northern Powerhouse: Growth Deals Published

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a series of growth deals in the Northern Powerhouse which are set up to help fund local enterprise partnerships for projects that benefit the local area and economy.

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Defra handbooks on project grants, focussed on jobs and growth, with heritage opportunities

A number of handbooks have been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) offering guidance on grant funding for projects in England, and focus on jobs and growth in the rural economy while also offering heritage … Continue reading

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Bringing heritage back to life with virtual reality

The University of Birmingham is developing ‘Heritage Virtual Reality’ to help people see or revisit what life was in the past, according to the BBC.

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JPI Cultural Heritage Workshop: Research Projects Parade – Belgium, 20-21 Feb

This event will be organized by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural heritage on 20 and 21 February next at KIKIRPA Parc du Cinquantenaire 1, B1000, Brussels, Belgium.

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Parochial house attached to ‘one of the most picturesque cathedrals’ in NI set to be listed

According to a report on 16 January in the Belfast Telegraph, the building at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast has been recommended by the Department of Communities for B1 listing, just one category below the top tier A, which … Continue reading

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IHBC President attends launch of National Federation of Builders Heritage Group

The launch and first conference of the Heritage Group of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) took place on 7 February at Eltham Palace.

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IHBC members’ opportunity: HE’s ‘Heritage Works’ update – new regen examples sought by 20 Feb

IHBC members are being asked to help organisations that include Historic England and the British Property Federation (BPF) to update the ‘Heritage Works: The Use of Historic Buildings in Regeneration…’ guide from 2013, with examples of good and best practice … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender pick’: Museum of London seeks planning consultancy for Smithfield museum, closing 28 Feb

The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week … Continue reading

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Recent changes to apprenticeship funding explained

Apprenticeship funding is changing in spring 2017 through the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April and a new simplified funding model in May, and the University College of Estate Management explain the changes.

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EH faces High Court battle over planned interventions at York’s Clifford’s Tower

English Heritage (EH) is facing a High Court battle over plans to dig underneath a medieval tower to add a visitor centre, according to reports in The Telegraph and The Guardian, as independent city councillor Johnny Hayes – lead in … Continue reading

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NT to launch international design competition for Clandon Park

The National Trust (NT) has announced plans to bring the fire-ravaged Palladian mansion back to life – in the charity’s biggest conservation project in a generation.

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Up to £18,000 grants available for charity websites

The Transform Foundation is offering the grants to cover areas such as strategy, design, build, content strategy and training.

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VAG Bursaries for Spring Conference: closing 3 March

The Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) is offering three bursaries to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Spring Conference, ti take place at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire from 11 to … Continue reading

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EU call for innovative financing, business and governance models for adaptive re-use of cultural heritage

The EU Commission has launched a call under the Horizon 2020 Programme for submissions on governance models for adaptive re-use of cultural heritage facing functional redundancy, with a deadline of 7 March 2017, 17.00 Brussels time.

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Allchurches Trust announces £13M grants for churches and charities: seeks more bids

The Allchurches Trust has announced grants totalling more than £13 million from its most recent funding round, and invited more local churches and charities to bid for Allchurches’ support.

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17th century Monmouthshire building to be restored

Monmouthshire County Council is set to restore a 17th century Grade II listed building in Caerwent.

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IHBC invite to help HE pilot the HELM: Decode the NPPF in London on 15 March, and IHBC CPD-recognised too!

Historic England (HE) is offering a special invitation to IHBC members to help pilot test their Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) interactive course on ‘The NPPF Decoded’, in central London on 15 March, with this first event CPD-recognised by the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Marsh Awards reminder 2: £500 for successful heritage learning, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March

The IHBC’s new Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of successful learning in heritage activities, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017).

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IHBC distils, just for you… with Context’s ‘Review’ of conservation journals

From the Twentieth Century Society’s C20 and the Association of Preservation Technology Bulletin to TM: Theatres Magazine and the Journal of the Chapels Society, IHBC Research Consultant Bob Kindred MBE looks at a recent selection of conservation journals in Context … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD on Retrofit in North Wales: from CEW – 15 February, Llandudno

Low-cost IHBC-recognised CPD for retrofit in older buildings is on offer from Constructing Excellent in Wales (CEW) in a series of events led by Colin King, BRE, and IHBC trustee John Edwards, with the next due on 15 February, in … Continue reading

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Mates in Mind aims to improve mental health in construction

The British Safety Council and the Health in Construction Leadership Group has launched the Mates in Mind programme to address mental health in the construction industry.

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Milton Keynes celebrates 50th birthday

Britain’s most famous New Town has marked its 50th anniversary with a programme of events to celebrate a place that was first mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now home to almost 270,000 people.

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SPAB asks: ‘What’s your favourite old building?’

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) publishes a ‘National Treasure’ feature in its quarterly SPAB Magazine – what building would you like featured?

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Could you speak to children about heritage? Call Speakers for Schools

The Speakers for Schools initiative is looking for heritage experts to talk at state schools to help children learn about cultural heritage.

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Discover Heritage Awards open for entries: Closing 28 Feb

The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) 2017 Discover Heritage Awards for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland are now open for entry (closing date 28 February 2017).

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