Saturday, October 16, 2021

Want to create a Newham heritage project? Apply for a grant today!


Exciting news about Newham Heritage Month 2022

Newham Heritage Month will be back for an exciting third year in June 2022! The festival is made by Newham's community for the community and we're offering you grants of up to £8,000 to create a project for next year's programme. Discover more about the theme, grants, applications, training and volunteering in this month's newsletter. 

October is Black History Month and Newham has a programme of events and activities showcasing the richness of our vibrant and diverse cultural community. Find out more below.

What London 2012 Means to Us

The theme for Newham Heritage Month 2022 will be What London 2012 Means to Us. The mark the 10-year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we want to hear your idea for a project that will research the impact, both good and bad, of this incredible moment in our heritage, as well as other stories that were unearthed in the build up to 2012.

Your project could be inspired by anything related to the theme, from the centuries-old discoveries found during the archaeological digs before the Games, to Newham's long association with community activism.

Find out more

Apply for a Community Grant 

Want to develop a heritage project responding to next year's theme? Apply for a Community Grant before 21 November! The fund total is £100,000, and there will be grants available of up to £5,000 for individuals and up to £8,000 for constituted groups. 

Find out more

Inspiration, advice and training

Would you like some advice on how to apply? Are you hunting for inspiration? If so, we have online application surgeries and inspiration days on offer to get your project off to a great start. If your project receives funding, there's also free training provided. 

Find out more

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you an aspiring photographer? Volunteer to become a Newham Heritage Month Community Photographer and receive free photography training from professionals! You can also volunteer in Newham’s Heritage Service year round.

Find out more

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the contributions made by Black African and Caribbean communities in the borough nationally and internationally. Throughout October, Newham Council will host a programme of activity that responds to the theme of Ambition, Achievement, Inspiration. 

Find out more

Our Thanks

We're grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their generous support of Newham Heritage Month. The month is organised by Newham Council as part of Newham Unlocked and supported by the Royal Docks Team. 

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Image credits

Headline image shows a black and white photo of the London Youth Games winners from Newham lined up with their medals. Image courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service.

The Theme image shows a black and white photo of West Ham Mayor Daisy Parsons at the Beckton Lido opening August 1937. Image courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service.

Apply for a Community Grant image show a black and white photo of Jean Desforges practising at Stratford. Image courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service.

Inspiration, advice and training image shows a vintage advert for Stockdales leather goods. Image courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service.

Volunteering opportunities image shows a black and white photo of the Town Show 1978, with Trevor Brooking posing with a five-a-side football team. Image courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service

'Our Thanks' image shows the National Lottery Heritage Fund logo.

'Join us on social!' image shows the Newham Heritage Month Instagram grid, featuring images from Newham Heritage Month including: a photo of Hafza Yusef as part of IROKO Theatre Company's 2021 project, photo copyright @Muna_Ally; a photo of Queens Market in 1967 courtesy of London Borough of Newham Heritage Service; Newham Poetry Group sessions; a Newham Poetry Group member taking part in the Newham Heritage Month project, photo copyright Calu Lema; as part of the Crate Digging project by Rendezvous Projects Mike DeUnderground, Randall, Marly Marl, MC Fats, Cool Hand Flex, and Jonny 2 Bad outside De Underground Records, 18 Sebert Road, Forest Gate, July 1995. Image courtesy and copyright, Eddie Otchere; a photo of Eleanor Marx copyright M.I.A. Library and Socialist International History Archive. 


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