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Support for heritage projects

The District Council has awarded grants totalling £2,350 towards the development of heritage opportunities in West Oxfordshire.

Heritage Grants between £100 and £500 are being given to 6 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: “Our District has a rich heritage and the Council is committed to protecting and preserving this. We are very pleased to support these worthy projects which help towards this aim.”

Projects to benefit from grants include:

Bampton Community Archive and Local Studies - towards costs for exhibitions.
Combe Mill Society - for materials and equipment to maximise demonstration potential.
Minster Lovell Experience Film Project – to help with the costs of producing a film of Minster Lovell, both past and present.
Chipping Norton Museum - towards running costs.
Oxford Bus Museum Trust Ltd, Long Hanborough - to enhance its visitor area.
Swinford Museum – towards the costs of producing ‘a snapshot of time’, a living history through photographs.

Details of Heritage Grants available in 2010/11 will be announced early next year. Visit the Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/heritagegrants, for further information or call Leisure and Tourism on 01993 86108

Posted : 29/07/2009 19:24:00

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