Heritage opportunities on the horizon
Funding worth £65,000 is on the horizon for a new project in Argyll delivering training, qualifications and job opportunities for young people in museums and other heritage venues.
CHARTS (The Culture Heritage and Culture Assembly for Argyll and the Isles) in partnership with Argyll and Bute Museums and Heritage Forum has been chosen as one of 16 charities for a grant from the Scottish Power Foundation.
The funding means the delivery a project called Heritage Horizons aimed at getting more young people involved in the heritage sector.
Seymour Adams, a CHARTS trustee, said: ‘Our rich heritage has a potentially vital part to play in the post-Covid economy of the West Highlands. However, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on community heritage organisations in Argyll and the Isles, which are typically volunteer-led and highly dependent upon income from visitors.
‘The sector – and this is by no means unique to Argyll – has also struggled in recent times to attract young entrants in sufficient numbers, either to volunteer or professional roles,’ he added. Opportunities will lead to recognised accreditation and qualifications.