Kent Mining Museum have been awarded £1.8m following JHA’s support. The museum is to be housed in a new, state-of-the-art visitor centre at Betteshanger Park, on the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery.
It will contain a unique collection of oral history, archives and artefacts, many of which would otherwise be in danger of being lost forever.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded the Museum £1.3million, while the Garfield Weston Foundation awarded the project £500,000. A grant of £25,000 has come from the Foyle Foundation and The Swire Charitable Trust has awarded £18,000.
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.