‘The Problem of the Poor?’ is a volunteer-based heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which offers a range of roles. There is something for everyone, suited to different interests and levels of experience, with total beginners especially welcome.
For those with existing experience of carrying out family, local or social history there are roles as independent researchers, exploring the history of the Nottingham Society for Organising Charity (now NCVS), formed in 1875, during its first 25 years. Certain areas of this history and the figures, places, and concepts associated with it could be researched remotely, from outside of Nottingham. There are also opportunities to become heritage buddies, supporting volunteers new to heritage in a series of fun, interactive, workshops and learning sessions.
Volunteers new to heritage, research or Nottingham’s history are also being sought. In a series of hands-on, informal, workshops they’ll be guided, and equipped with the skills, to explore the difficulties faced by the poorest residents of Nottingham in 1875-1901, the struggles that they faced, the statutory and non-statutory support ostensibly available to them, and the repercussions of choices made in the times of greatest difficulty.
Sessions will take place in the city centre, and primarily at NCVS’s building. Travel expenses are available.
The project will run for 6 months and is due to start in late March 2015.
For more information or to get involved contact Alison, project leader, for an informal chat:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 9349553