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The Heritage Alliance Launches Travel Grant Scheme – Apply Now!

The Heritage Alliance, with support from the British Council, has launched a new scheme offering travel grants to support UK heritage professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations.

The scheme will enable recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills, expertise and experience. Icon warmly welcomes the initiative, which was one of the recommendations in the Heritage Alliance’s 2018 International Report, which also featured Icon’s 2017 cultural exchange tour to China.

The total amount of funding available is £15,500. Applications will be considered for grants up to £700 for visits within Europe and up to £1,500 for visits beyond Europe. Priority will be given to small and medium UK heritage organisations (with a turnover under £1m), particularly those who are new to international working, and for mutually beneficial visits to countries on the Overseas Development Aid (ODA) list.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 15 February 2019. Travel must be completed by 1 November 2019.

Successful applicants will be required to write a post-visit report, a blog post, and provide at least three images of their visit. They may also be invited to share their experience at the next Heritage Alliance International event.

See the full scheme description, eligibility, guidelines and criteria, as well as how to apply, here.


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