Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Do you know a Grade II building that needs attention? Read on...

English Heritage is looking for local groups and authorities to be involved in the next stage of its national Grade II project. Those interested in taking part are being asked to put forward proposals on how they could work with local volunteers to survey the condition of local Grade II listed buildings, using a template and guidance designed by us. Local authorities will then be able to use the findings to help those buildings most at risk of being lost. These projects will be funded through English Heritage’s National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme.

The surveys will be done using an online recording tool and training package, aimed at collecting and maintaining nationally consistent Grade II data across the country, and providing volunteers with the guidance and skills needed to carry out condition surveys. This follows a series of pilot studies undertaken in 2013.

English Heritage is asking groups, who will work with more than 800 volunteers across the country, to test the usability and impact of the tools nationally to see if they work on a local level. All projects need to: involve surveying or resurveying Grade II listed buildings; use the English Heritage recording tool and training package; use volunteers; undertake surveys in an open and transparent way; work well with building owners; and include some method for validating and moderating the results.

For more information click here.The deadline for proposals is 23:59 on Friday 8 August 2014.

For any general enquiries please contact Bethan Cornwall: bethan.cornwall@english-heritage.org.uk

If you are interested in submitting a proposal and would like to discuss this, please contact the relevant local contact outlined in the call for proposals document.