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CVLLP 27: Heritage Reaction

Project Objective

To make sure the CVLLP team are in a position to react to small projects that appear during the programme.

The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership project as funded through the Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Fund will run for four full years. Although our partnership has been fully aware of the fantastic amount of built and archaeological heritage within the Churnet Valley it has become apparent that there will be many small heritage items in need of tender loving care that will not be included within the main bid but alone are too small to be considered for separate projects.

Comprehensive description of the project

This programme will remain outside the Delegated Grant Scheme, which has a higher emphasis on community engagement. Although any group or individual can bring a project forward it would be down to the Heritage Steering Group to work up a project proposal, get owners’ agreements, source match funding and arrange in-kind contributions.

A project fund of £10,000 per year (£40,000 total) will be ear-marked from a currently unsourced fund, this will need to at least be match funded at 50% cash, in-kind contributions will also be welcome.

Outputs and outcomes

Measurable output

  • No less than three new practical projects per year to benefit the archaeological and built heritage of the Churnet Valley.


  • The Heritage Steering Group will remain able to react to small projects as they come forward, resulting in an overall Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) Project which has an enhanced level of on-going commitment to the community.


Each project carried out will require a legal agreement between CVLLP and the heritage item, or site owner to meet Heritage Lottery on-going maintenance requirements.

What happens when the project is finished?

This is a time limited small reactionary fund designed to maximise community participation in protecting the heritage of the Churnet Valley; with the exception of the legal agreements in place there are no post-project implications.

Risks and constraints

Risk: Failure of community to take up reactionary fund.

Contingency planning: N/A.

Climate change

Each application will be required to comment upon the potential to mitigate climate change, although the comment will often be N/A

Invasive species

Each applicant will be required to manage invasive species if identified by the Heritage Steering Group.


Where the Heritage Steering Group identify a biosecurity issue they will either set requirements within the conditions to offer support or, in the worse case, decline to fund the project.