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DCMS findings: local people distributing grants a successful model

‘Community First Grants Database Description Background The Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund was an innovative small grants programme targeting deprived wards and getting local people involved in funding decisions and delivering projects. The £30m programme was managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) for Cabinet Office between April 2011 and March 2015. The programme was […]

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Organisational change: PHF resources soft launch

Next week the Paul Hamlyn Foundation launches a brand new Resources Website to accompany their Our Museum Initiative. A plethora of videos, audio interviews and documents offer practical examples of active partnership with communities and also illustrate the numerous organisational changes required to become a participatory museum or gallery. Tracy-Ann Smith (chair of DHG) and Brightonart have produced over fifty […]

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News: ‘It’s our job’ ACE announcement on diversity

We warmly welcome the recent keynote Speech by Peter Bazalgette: Delivering on Diversity. He described it as one of the most important speeches he will make, as chair of the Arts Council, as he committed the Arts Council to a ‘fundamental shift in its approach to diversity’. The take home message to all National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) […]

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Funding: Digital transformations in community research co-production

Applications close June 2013 for the AHRC’s capital funding call for digital transformations in community research co-production in the arts and humanities. With community and research needs at its heart – perhaps your organisation might partner with a academic institution to furhter your mutual interests in co-produced research and community outcomes? ‘Building on the creative […]

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May 2013, London

This meeting was good for finding out about funding streams. Firstly our hosts HLF updated us on the launch of their ‘First World War: then and now grants programme and highlighting how it might be relevant to our work. We also heard from Cultural and Creative Skills and their £15m fund from Arts Council England, to support the […]

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Event: Personalisation and Equalities, 28th March 2013

For those of you thinking about shaping your cultural offer to meet the needs of people in receipt of personalisation grants this event might be useful to better understand how personalisation works and how some minority groups are experiencing it. More info is here.

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March 2013, Liverpool

The first DHG meeting in the North West was part of the Supporting Practice in Participation project and would not have happened without the partnership and support of the North West Fed, Many thanks indeed! The session attracted a brilliant mix of professionals including people from music and art festivals,academia, museums and art galleries. In […]

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December 2011, Cultural Equalities Now Conference

In partnership with the British Museum and the Institute of the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), DHG convened a cutting edge conference looking at diversity and equalities in the then new political, legal and economic landscape. The Cultural Equalities Now conference programme looked at links between cultural heritage and agendas such as big society, […]

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August 2011, London

A few of us gathered to enjoy the funky fifties setting of Drink, Shop, Do on Caledonian Road for our reading group on the new report Whose Cake is it Anyway? We considered how much the report added to our current knowledge and whether all the issues raised were solely a symptom of project funding cycles. […]

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March – April 2011, HLF’s strategic framework for 2013-2018 

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) invited DHG’s Tracy-Ann to participate in a focus group consultation which fed into the final consultation findings. The findings will inform the  HLF’s strategic framework 2013 to 2018.

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