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New approaches to funding maritime heritage

Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Online Zoom Event 19:30 - 21:00

This joint Maritime Heritage Trust and National Historic Ships webinar brings together a range of experience on funding including:

Rose Ravetz, experienced global sailor and production manager for Wind, Tide, Oar a film by Huw Wahl, currently in production, which explores "the absorbed attention and artistry of engineless sailing, and the lives of those few exceptional seafarers prepared to go to sea whilst relying on the natural elements alone" and was the subject of a very successful Crowdfunder as well as other grant support;

- Felicity Lees, Operations Manager at Pioneer Sailing Trust, will describe how the Trust is taking forward its Development funding of £61,300 recently awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help the Trust progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at a later date .

"Over five years a partnership between Pioneer Sailing Trust and Vanguard Restoration Foundation will restore two iconic historic vessels, reach and attain maximum benefit for community audiences and deliver a sustainable business model for their long term operation.

The project aims to improve wellbeing, health and mental health within the community, equip trainees with new skills, increase capacity to restore and maintain heritage and other vessels, and build community engagement with national heritage."

Panellists for the webinar will also include John Megoran, Chairman of the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust who is overseeing fund-raising for a major rebuild of the ship and Hannah Cunliffe, Director, National Historic Ships UK .


Some of the links mentioned in the video

From Rose Ravetz  

How to Guide – Overview
Part 1 – Planning your project
Part 2 – Creating your project
Part 3 – Running your project

From Hannah Cunliffe

For anyone thinking about how to make their projects more environmentally friendly and sustainable - please see NHS-UK guidelines on climate change:

NHS-UK guidance on writing a statement of significance here:

NHS-UK guidance manual 'Conserving Historic Vessels' for information on conservation approach 
This also includes a section on adaptations to meet MCA and other regulations.


From Delphine Jasmin-Belisle

Swire Charitable Trust, a great UK funder with a focus on Heritage Skills

Great resources on sharing video content

Creating Podcast and videos with limited resources

A great resource on generating revenue streams from your collection

New approaches to funding maritime heritage