Historic Environment Skills

Historic Environment Skills

Historic Environment Skills

Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, a four year heritage project will ensure the skills needed to protect our historic environment are passed down to future generations.

Historic Environment Skills is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project that will offer hands on training in skills needed to maintain and protect the historic environment in Lincolnshire and the wider East Midlands region.

The idea behind the project is to address the skills shortage in heritage skills. Older buildings require specialist care and in recent years, skilled craftspeople have not necessarily had the opportunity to train the next generation of crafters and conservators or archaeologists.

HES hopes to change that and with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Skills for the Future grant, we are helping organisations train those future caretakers of our historic environment.

Delivered through a partnership between Lincolnshire County Council's Heritage Skills Centre Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire and Lincoln Cathedral, a minimum of 20 bursaries will be on offer over four years.

They aim to allow those who have a genuine interest in the historic environment but have little experience the chance to gain the traditional and specialist skills needed to pursue a career following a traineeship.

In addition to the bursary funded traineeships, the project hopes to engage with as many people as possible at events and will have taster sessions on offer in traditional skills identified in the project.

Current skills identified in the project for bursary funded traineeships currently include: archaeology, coir matting, joinery, stone masonry, lime plastering, traditional roofing, managing a buildings preservation project and community engagement.

For more information about Historic Environment Skills please email: HES@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

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