East Midlands Heritage Awards 2017


WDONxvV8W0AAKJ_ae were really excited to share with you the fact that we were nominated for two prestigious awards….  the Innovation Category for our super duper pen racer and local hero map, a fun and interactive way to download lots of heritage facts whilst racing a pen around a track, avoiding penalty points!! This game has proved invaluable at community events, in schools and to promote local hero activities. Imagine 8 players, a timer, race against your competitors… shouting out facts as you go!!

We were so excited to be part of the line up!

We were also lucky enough to also be nominated for the Engaging Young People Award – this was for our work with young people; they were actively encouraged to help produDONws06W0AEI1Cyce a heritage film about Coalville in North West Leicestershire. The film gave young people the chance to research local heritage sites, script writing,  filming and editing. Whilst the funding we hoped to secure with the film failed to materialise this time, we were so very proud when it was selected as one way which we use to engage with young people.




RCC Awards 2017 – Shortlisted

An award made to a charity or community group that can demonstrate excellent community engagement. Must be taking place in Leicestershire or Rutland and the impact of the work needs to be evident in the 12 months prior to the end of July 2017.

Shortlisted – we were so pleased to have been recognised and wish One Kegworth all the best as they took the prize this year!
The Hero Project CIC, Coalville
The Hero Project is a community interest company formed by Julia Birkin and Deana Wildgoose to carry on North West Leicestershire District Council’s Coalville Project’s Coalville Heroes activities. Coalville Heroes has three community engagement themes: Heritage Heroes, celebrating the achievements of local people such as George Smith who campaigned for the rights of children and women in the brick industry; Food Heroes, which introduced a community growing space and kitchen; and Future Heroes, to help young people make a difference to their town.