The Heritage of London Trust announces Proud Places – a groundbreaking heritage project that’s a piece of good news at a really difficult time for the arts and heritage sector, as well as young people across the country.

When they return to their classrooms, hundreds of children across London will have the chance to take part in a new 3-year heritage programme of workshops, site visits and skills training designed to give young people a sense of renewed pride in where they live.

Pupils aged 7-16 from state-funded schools will have the chance to meet conservation experts and stonemasons as they discover stories of the historic places on their doorstep. Older pupils will be offered presentation skills workshops with support from the global law firm Jones Day.

HOLT is particularly interested in regenerating neglected communities and the positive impact that creating safe and attractive historic spaces for everyone can have on reducing anti-social behaviour and engendering self-confidence.

HOLT was awarded a grant of £300,000 in February 2020 from the Jones Day Foundation to develop and deliver this programme. Planning will take place over the next few months and work with schools will begin in the 2020 autumn term. Proud Places will run for three years until July 2023.

Read more here.

We are now recruiting a Project & Partnerships Leader – Proud Places to help deliver this programme, with applications open until May 15 2020.

To apply for this role, please see the job description here.

To register your school’s interest please contact

For more information on Proud Places please contact Julie Weight, Communications Manager, on 07920 536496 or