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Support and help

Find out more about the help available to applicants of the Local Heritage Grant scheme.

The following are suggestions – applicants should not feel restricted or limited by these supporting documents. They are they to provide inspiration.

The Torbay Heritage Strategy and heritage interpretation framework can serve as a structure for content. The strategy and framework use the 8 publicly chosen themes as a structure for telling our heritage stories:

  • Geology
  • Early humans
  • Monastic and mediaeval
  • Agricultural life
  • Napoleonic
  • Trawling
  • Golden age of the resorts
  • Agatha Christie and Writers on the Riviera

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Mission Statement may also be helpful in thinking of projects to inspire or engage people.

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is one of Earth’s extraordinary places covering the whole of the unitary authority of Torbay. The Geopark, incorporating the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, celebrates, conserves, enhances, and protects the unique and diverse natural and cultural heritage of this naturally inspiring area of South Devon. Working with multiple partners it is a driver for education, expansion of the tourism offer, and sympathetic regeneration through sustainable social and economic development. The Geopark aims to reconnect human society at all levels to the local area, to the wider environment and to celebrate how Torbay’s 400-million-year long history has shaped every aspect of our lives and our societies and informs the future. Mindful of the climate and ecological emergencies it raises awareness, enriches the lives, and supports the development and well-being of the local community whilst leading by example and encouraging all to protect the environment.

Advisor support

A Heritage Grants Advisor is in place to offer pre-application advice to potential applicants; and once grants are awarded, they will act as an informal advisor/critical friend if needed. To contact the advisor, please email (please allow 3-working days for a response).

Evaluation contractors will evaluate the programme as a whole and ask applicants for information so the experience can be shared, and people learn from each other.

Working in partnership

Torbay CouncilNational Lottery Heritage FundEnglish Riviera GeoparkUNESCO Global GeoparkTorbay Culture