We are delighted to congratulate our client Gloucester Cathedral on their NLHF award. The Cathedral’s Project Pilgrim will receive £4.16 million to help the Cathedral to fulfil its role as a dynamic place of spiritual, community and heritage activity. This investment will improve and restore specific areas of the building and grounds as well as uncover and share stories about the people and events which have helped to define the significant role it has played in the City and Nation’s history.
JHA wrote the project’s Activity Plan, a process which has involved extensive consultation with users and non-users through focus groups, individual face-to-face and telephone interviews, an online survey and three pilot activities.
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.