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Support for heritage projects

West Oxfordshire District Council has awarded grants totalling £4,758 towards the development of heritage opportunities in West Oxfordshire.

Heritage Grants between £100 and £500 are being given to 10 organisations, museums and local history groups to support projects they are running that benefit communities in West Oxfordshire.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said: “Some of the projects supported by the grants include archiving of historical documents and records, digitalising records, preservation of artefacts and help towards exhibition costs. The Council is keen to support projects which promote the heritage of our District and we are very pleased to be able to contribute in this way.”

Projects to benefit from grants include:

  • Bampton Community Archive and Local Studies, towards costs for exhibitions.
  • Combe Mill Society, to pay for equipment and facilities for disabled visitors.
  • Minster Lovell Historical Society, to purchase a digital projector.
  • Chipping Norton Museum, towards running costs.
  • Oxford Bus Museum Trust Ltd, Long Hanborough, to purchase a projector.
  • Bartons’ History Group, to scan and preserve significant village history documents.
  • Ducklington Village History Group, towards costs of producing a booklet detailing life in Victorian Ducklington.
  • The Charlbury Society, to restore a local artefact, The Post Office Lamp.
  • Witney and District Museum, to purchase display boards.
  • Cogges Manor Farm Museum, to purchase display boards.

Details of Heritage Grants available in 2009/10 will be announced early next year. Visit the Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/heritagegrants, for further details or call Leisure & Tourism on 01993 861080.

Posted : 16/06/2008 10:06:07

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