The Suffolk Record Office and University Campus Suffolk (UCS) moved a step closer to their vision of creating The Hold with their Round 1 application to the NLHF Major Grants Fund.
The partnership hopes to create a facility that combines a much-needed, new Record Office with state-of-the-art teaching facilities for Suffolk’s growing University, which will transform the delivery of the services across the county. The Hold’s activity programme will be wide-ranging but has at its heart the Mapping Suffolk’s Stories project, which was born out of the extensive public consultation undertaken by JHA. The project will involve whole communities and interest groups across Suffolk, working together to research and digitise Suffolk’s historic maps to create an online resource.
Julia Holberry is a fully qualified curator and Prince2 Project Manager and is accustomed to managing complex programmes with many interlocking strands of work. As a consultant she specialises in Heritage Lottery Fund bid documents and, since 2003, she has project managed 28 HLF bids and Activity Plans for heritage organisations, tourist attractions and museums, helping clients to secure nearly £109 million from external funders. In the past year she has worked on six successful HLF bids, helping to secure £55.7 million for clients.