Museums Worcestershire is delighted to receive funding from the Historic England‘s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for the No one Left Behind project.  A partnership between Museums Worcestershire and Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, the project aims are two-fold

  • To survey Worcestershire’s heritage sector in order to understand the impact of the pandemic and inform Historic England and Government.
  • To support the whole historic environment sector in Worcestershire recover by providing training, tool-kits, consultancy and mentoring.

Training, mentoring and consultancy support will be free of charge to those who benefit from it and could cover areas such as business and marketing plans, risk assessments and security, collections care, planning law and conservation in order to up-skill work forces, fill skills gaps and create a legacy of training and development tools.

The target audience for training, mentoring and consultancy will be archaeological units, HERs (historic environment records), historic buildings, museums, heritage sites and community projects, both paid and voluntary.

Through the project we will also survey Worcestershire’s heritage sector to provide evidence to Historic England and Government about the impact of coronavirus at the beginning and end of the project; this will inform our recommendations about short, medium and long term needs in the county.

The aim of the project is to support our local historic environment and heritage sector to recover successfully from the effects of the pandemic, ultimately becoming more resilient, skilled and sustainable. It is also important that we ensure Worcestershire’s experience and needs as a rural county are properly understood and included in any national discussions and decision making.

Resources are now available to access on the No One Left Behind webpage.