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Young Roots

Young Roots

The Young Roots programme is for projects that engage young people, aged 11 to 25, with heritage in the UK.You can apply for a grant of more than £10,000 and up to £50,000.

Under this programme, they fund partnerships of heritage and youth organisations to help young people shape and deliver their own projects in safe environments.

The theme of our project is family histories dating from the 1940s onwards of residents in and around Little Lever from a range of family, cultural and religious backgrounds. The oral histories of local residents will form the basis of the project showing how the area has changes since the 1940s.

Young people will be interviewing and looking back at experiences of family members and members of the local community as well as the influence of major events in their lives. The recordings will be used in an end of project exhibition open to members of the public and be added to the Bolton Museum archive that future generations can access to investigate local history. The recordings will also form the basis of a drama production created by young people in conjunction with Activ8 from the Bolton Octagon Theatre which will be shown to children in local primary schools and members of the public at the end of project exhibition. This intergenerational community project aims to develop in young people an understanding and respect of their local community, culture and heritage as well as improving perceptions between people of different generations and backgrounds.