SCA is delighted to share that the Make Your Mark in Volunteering campaign has received a Heritage Fund grant of £142,722. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, Make Your Mark supports everyone in Scotland to volunteer with their cultural, built and natural heritage.
In the wake of COVID-19 and a prolonged period of social isolation, volunteering is more important than ever as a way to meet people, develop skills and have exciting and new experiences. Volunteers are vital to our heritage. Their time and effort ensures that it continues to be looked after and enjoyed by all, particularly as we address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and the impact of climate change.
Thanks to this funding, Make Your Mark will work with marginalised groups to co-create inclusive heritage volunteering opportunities and events. The campaign will focus on engaging with ethnic minority women, disabled people, African and Caribbean Scots and refugees and people seeking asylum by partnering with AMINA Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Jambo! Radio and Scottish Refugee Council.
Make Your Mark will also foster inclusive heritage volunteering by providing training and resources for volunteer-involving heritage organisations to identify and remove barriers to volunteering.
To find out more about Make Your Mark, click here.