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GUG Thumbnail Growing up Global – Handbook for Early Years Practitioners
19 April 2006
Very young children form ideas about people, cultures and countries – Growing Up Global uses fun activities, stories, songs, poems, recipes and games to celebrate growing up in a global world. It challenges stereotypes, giving children a balanced view of our world…
MLA North West News Government launches £3M grants programme
18 April 2006
Administered by the Community Development Foundation, the three year community grants programme will support the work of neighbourhood community and voluntary organisations, awarding grants of up to £12,000 to those working with others to improve opportunity and tackle discrimination.
MLA North West News MLA North West announces Flagship Economic Valuation Project
20 March 2006
MLA North West has worked in partnership with Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council to undertake an innovative economic valuation survey of the museum, library and Archive services the local authority is responsible for. The survey used the Contingent valuation methodology and demonstrated that the services were valued at £10.4 million by the people of Bolton.
MLA North West News A History of Modern Britain:
17 March 2006
Television’s most ambitious attempt yet to tell the story of our lives

Written and presented by Andrew Marr
Five 60 Minute Films for BBC2 Spring 2007
MLA North West News NCA and HLF join forces to support grant applications
16 March 2006
It has been announced that the National Council on Archives (NCA) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are collaborating on a training series designed to help UK archives, or other organisations developing archive projects, intending to submit applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Heritage Grants’ programme.

MLA North West News PRISM Fund Oversubscribed
13 February 2006
The demand for grants towards conservation and restoration projects was significantly higher than in recent years meaning that the PRISM Fund for 2005-2006 is now oversubscribed and MLA is unable to accept any further applications until 1 April 2006.
MLA North West News Accessing Funding for 2007 Seminar Heritage Lottery Fund Questionnaire
31 January 2006
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) wants to encourage community based organisations and heritage institutions to apply for HLF funding for projects focusing on 2007 and its legacy. We are keen to fund projects that will add to our collective understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on our national heritage.
MLA North West News Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry:
30 January 2006
Protecting, preserving and making accessible our nation’s heritage. A joint response by Museums, Libraries and Archives Councils
MLA North West News Comic Relief -UK programme
05 December 2005
Over then next four years Comic Relief will concentrate their funding into six programme areas: Young people; Older People; Mental Health; Refugees & Asylum Seekers; Domestic Violence; Disadvantaged Communities. They can give grants for running and capital costs, depending on the programme you are applying to. There is no maximum grant size and the amount you ask for should be the amount you need.
MLA North West News Engaging Archives With Inspiring Learning For All
21 October 2005
MLA North West recently commissioned a report into the challenges and barriers faced by archives in the North West attempting to embed Inspiring Learning for All.
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