Vivacity Archives wins Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future programme bid

Exciting news arrived in my inbox this week from Vivacity Archives.

Vivacity Archives is delighted to announce it is part of a partnership scheme that will benefit from a shared £1m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Skills for the Future programme. This enables the Vivacity Archives department to offer fully-funded trainee posts from 2014-15 and 2016-17.

The overall scheme was organised by The National Archives, who received the grant of nearly £1m from the HLF. Vivacity is delighted to have been selected as one of the partners in the scheme.

Each traineeship at Vivacity Archives will run for a year, and in the first instance trainees will be helping to run a project involving local people cataloguing the historic records of the Soke of Peterborough Council dating from the Victorian period.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is interested in a career in archives, museums or heritage to get hands-on work experience for a year,” explains Richard Hunt, Vivacity Archives Manager. “Our project will unlock one of the most important archive collections relating to the growth of Peterborough in the Victorian period.”

For more information about Vivacity Archives, call 01733 864 160 or email For further details visit To find out more about The National Archives take a look at



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