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Host a visit in 2023: helping heritage organisations reach new audiences

Published : 12/12/22 | Categories: News |

Would you like to attract people from diverse backgrounds to get involved in your heritage organisation or project?

As part of the Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons project we are working with our project partners:

  • Disability Wales,
  • Ethnic Minorities Youth and Support Team (EYST), and
  • Pride Cymru

to facilitate visits for their member organisations/volunteers.

AIMS

The aim of the visits is to provide an opportunity to initiate or progress work in becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. This could involve reaching new audiences and supporters and attracting new volunteers, board members and staff to ensure our heritage is accessible for all.

The aim is for heritage organisations to co-design a relevant programme of activity with the visiting group. Potential examples could involve a guided tour or opportunity to take part in a learning or volunteering activity. There could also be online opportunities eg, virtual tours.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

If you are interested in hosting a visit from Spring 2023, we’d love to hear from you.

The process would involve:

  1. Completing the Expression of Interest form.
  2. Attending one two-hour online event in February/March 2023 to meet representatives from Disability Wales, Pride Cymru and EYST to introduce your organisation’s work.
  3. Following the event you would be matched with one of the partner organisations who will facilitate an initial visit between your organisation and one of their member organisations or volunteers.

APPLY NOW

At present we have capacity to work with 21 heritage organisations to facilitate visits.

Places will be allocated according to criteria in the project visit guidance.

To register your interest in participating and to be sent an Expression of interest form, please contact Siobhan Hayward, Catalyst Cymru Officer – shayward@wcva.cymru

Deadline for Expression of Interest – Monday 6 February 2023.

Organisations approved by the Advisory Group to host a visit will also be eligible to apply for a Community Grant between £500 – £3,000. The grants can support actions to enable you to become a more inclusive organisation.

The grant window will open in early 2023.

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