21 February 2022

Funding boost demonstrates the contribution of the arts and humanities to local regeneration and development.

Roots and Futures project, led by Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins from the Department of Archaeology, awarded a grant from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the AHRC Place Programme.

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The AHRC are investing £850,000 in nine projects to support cultural regeneration and boost regional economies across the UK. The investment is part of the AHRC Place Programme. The Roots and futures project, led by Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins from the Department of Archaoleogy at The University of Sheffield is one of the projects who has been awarded funding.

Roots and futures will enable, empower, and embed the voices of diverse communities more explicitly in Sheffield’s current heritage strategy in ways which will:

  • enhance belonging, wellbeing and inclusion
  • address the needs of strategy-makers.

The project builds on existing partnerships with Pakistani, Yemeni, and Somali communities to realise the needs of these communities via new partnerships with regional decision makers.

The work of the project will provide an example that can be shared with other cities to support similar approaches.

Find out more about the funded projects here.

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