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Icon call for partners for new HLF Funding

Icon is in the process of preparing a grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future Programme to support the diversification of the conservation workforce

We are currently in the process of developing the project ready for the first application, due this October. The project will be titled Search Out Heritage Conservation (SOHC) and will target young people (aged 18-24) from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who we recognise as being underrepresented in the workforce of the heritage sector.

Through participation in SOHC, candidates will undertake a period of structured training to provide them with an understanding of the conservation sector alongside the development of work-related skills. Following this, candidates will then be invited to take part in a period of work experience. Candidates who demonstrate a passion and interest in developing a career in the sector will then be invited to undertake year-long traineeships linked to the newly developed conservation apprenticeships.

Training will be delivered in Greater London and Greater Manchester.

At this stage, Icon are looking to identify suitable partners to lead on the outreach and engagement, and support the initial training phases of the project. For more information and to register your interest in partnering with us please click here.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact our Training & Development Manager, Patrick Whife, on 020 3142 6799.

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