Forest of Galtres Society

Awards for All

April 27, 2009

The National Lottery has today announced its support for the work of an Easingwold society by awarding them a grant of £9,950 under the Awards for All Scheme.

The Forest of Galtres Society, the lucky winners of this grant aid here in North Yorkshire, has ambitious plans to widen its goals and use information technology to improve what it does.

Forest of Galtres Society Chairman, Dr Frank Kirk, says; ‘This will be a great opportunity for us. We are a small society, founded in 1953, so well before most civic societies came into being. We hope to study much more of the history of the area and to make an archive. This will be made available on our new website, which will be created as an important part of improving communications. The grant of Lottery Funding will enable us to use digital information technology, which otherwise we could not have afforded. The Lottery Award will enable the archiving of information in an accessible way, and will enable us to participate in archaeological and historical research supported with good recording facilities.’

Three members of the Committee will have laptops and printers for the purpose of communicating and the preparation of reports and documents. This will enable the good work we began in summer 2008 with a Stone Tool Surgery at Easingwold Library, to continue. We enjoyed some supervised archaeological fieldwalking in spring 2009, and we hope to continue to widen our knowledge with the help of professional archaeologists.

The opportunities in front of us are really good and this funding will provide a great boost for the Forest of Galtres Society.

Contact:    Forest of Galtres Society, Hon Secretary, Helen Kirk Tel: 01347 821685


Funded by the National Lottery through Awards for All