JHA have been appointed to support Leicester Cathedral’s Round 1 NLHF bid for its Common Ground project, to make the Cathedral available to all.
The project will conserve the vulnerable historic fabric of the Cathedral and make it more accessible. This is particularly important in the wake of the reinterment of Richard III, which has prompted an upsurge in visitor numbers. A wider range of visitors will be able to learn about the fascinating heritage of the Cathedral and its inhabitants and opportunities for learning, volunteering, apprenticeships and training will be developed.
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.