Every year, Museum Development Officers across the region give out Program Support Grants to aid museum and heritage sites with a variety of things. The outcomes of this funding is always exciting to see, and something we hope to continue doing.
This year, Worcestershire focused on different ways to further enable volunteers. My host site, Hartlebury Castle, received funding to help enable the training of an apprentice to continue on the work of the master wheelwright, Ced. When Ced leaves, this will be a lost craft and something that Hartlebury greatly relies on for it’s links with gypsy heritage.
The Redditch Advertiser featured an article on January 25th about this new apprenticeship opportunity, and we look forward to the applications!