Grants awarded 2023
We have awarded Skills Bursaries to two archives: Archive and Cornish Studies Service (Kresen Kernow) and Pavement Pounders CIC.
Archive and Cornish Studies Service
Archive and Cornish Studies Service look after more than a million records relating to Cornish history. They will use their grant to promote underused records, which often hold hidden aspects of their past.
Tamsin Mallett, Collections and Development Manager at Kresen Kernow, says: “It’s fantastic that our archivist has been awarded this bursary to continue her Latin studies. Her deeper knowledge of the subject and enthusiasm for our manorial collections, will really help us promote these records and the way they can be used for information, inspiration and enjoyment.”
Pavement Pounders CIC
Pavement Pounders CIC were also awarded a skills bursary. They are a community interest company working on spoken memory projects. Over the last ten years they have been collecting spoken memories in various seaside towns in Kent.
David Lay, one of the three directors of Pavement Pounders CIC said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a National Archives skills bursary to send one of our team on an audio archiving course. This is a recognition that the local spoken memories we have been collecting over the years are worth preserving and a tribute to our many memory sharers.”