The WotBox saw a group of young people from the Y Heritage run and live online newsroom stream, where they research, produced and interviewed a number of organisations involved in the Heritage Lottery Fund’s pioneering “Kick the Dust” programme.
Taking Hold of Our Heritage was funded through the Y Heritage Project.
The Y has been awarded £707,500 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s pioneering “Kick the Dust” funding programme. This will fund our project “Y Heritage”, which will be a collaboration between The Y, key civic partners such as our universities and local authorities, and the city and county’s wide and brilliant variety of heritage, cultural and creative organisations. The money will be used to better engage young people with heritage across both city and county.
Y Heritage will run a series of “Dragons Den” style pitches over three years where Leicester/Leicestershire based organisations can apply for funding up to £30,000 from a panel of young people. The young people all engage in some way with The Y. The organisations must build opportunities for work or training into their project funding application. Our aim is that our young people and the heritage projects develop and thrive together – it really is a win win opportunity!
With thanks to National Lottery Players for their support, without them projects such as Y Heritage could not happen.