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Our Great Place Scheme

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Great Place Projects

What's happening?

There are 20 projects which are building the work already achieved by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership since inscription by UNESCO in 2001. Working in partnership is central to the delivery of these projects and the co-ordination team is working with a range of organisations based in Derbyshire and beyond to ensure […]

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Creative Focus

Inspiring creativity

A number of our projects have a creative thread and are designed to bring the World Heritage Site alive through arts. We aim to inspire artists and makers who live and work in the World Heritage Site, supporting existing and fostering new relationships into the future, along with sparking new ideas for local heritage organisations. […]

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Business Focus

Supporting Local Business

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme has a focus on supporting our local businesses as they are an essential part of our communities. The World Heritage Site has been working with businesses and organisations located here since inscription in 2001. This work is being augmented with the Great Place Scheme, and we are running […]

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Great Place Schemes

Heritage and Culture

The investment received by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site is part of the Great Place Scheme. There are 16 pilot projects throughout England to ensure that investment in arts and culture also has the biggest possible impact on local economies, jobs, education, community cohesion and health and wellbeing. Great Place Schemes will enable […]

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Our Outcomes

Looking ahead

World Heritage Sites are places of Outstanding Universal Value to Humanity. The World Heritage Site list is not a list of all properties of great interest, importance or value, but only a select list of the most outstanding of these from an international viewpoint. Our Great Place Scheme will support and enhance understanding of the […]

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Great Place Outcomes

Measuring Success

The 16 Great Place Schemes across England are working towards the following outcomes: With the investment of Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England: Everyone has the opportunity to experience and be inspired by arts, culture and heritage  Your local area and community will be a better place to live or visit Your local economy […]

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