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Cambridge Community Heritage (CCH)

University of Cambridge support for community heritage

Michael Wood's TV series 'The Great British Story - A People's History' , which was broadcast in May-June 2012, inspired many community groups to want to find out more about their own local heritage. Cambridge Community Heritage (CCH) was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to enable University of Cambridge researchers to help such groups develop community projects and bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) via the 'All Our Stories' programme, a nationwide scheme of 500 projects that will help people to explore and discover their community’s past.

90% of local groups in East Anglia who received advice from University of Cambridge researchers in preparing their application were successful in being awarded up to £10,000 funding each from the HLF. Cambridge Community Heritage provided ongoing support to All Our Stories projects including training and help with running activities in 2013, with additional funding by the AHRC. The Cambridge Community Heritage team included researchers with a wide range of interests and expertise, headed by Dr Carenza Lewis, a well-known television archaeologist who ran the community excavations featured in 'The Great British Story' and its 2012 predecessor 'Story of England'.

Please note that applications for the 'All Our Stories' fund are now closed. Please see the Heritage Lottery Fund's website for details about their other funding programmes.





Download a leaflet about Cambridge Community Heritage (CCH)












 Download a leaflet about the All Our Stories community projects supported by CCH in 2013