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Walsall Heritage Strategy


Walsall has developed a new Heritage Strategy, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Reflecting the Borough’s diverse history and unlocking its creative spirit.

‘Heritage’ can mean different things to different people, of connections with the past. We have used a broad and open definition. Inclusive of our historic places, natural environment, industries, and cultural collections, but focusing on who we are today and our place in the world. The context of our lives and where we come from, our future hopes and aspirations, and our pride in place. People make up our collective story, and the vibrant future for the Borough. With a new, focused approach, Walsall can work together

Co-creating ideas and delivering new projects, across communities, social enterprises, charities, and the public and private sectors. Leveraging support and investment, the sector will play a key role in Walsall's future. Unlocking new economic, environmental, health and well being, and community benefits of heritage.

The Strategy sets out the plan for the next five years, including four objectives:

  • quality of life and well being
  • sense of place and celebration
  • climate change
  • building resilience

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“ We at The National Lottery Heritage Fund are delighted to support the Walsall Heritage Strategy with a £249,900 grant. We know that heritage is a positive force for change and thanks to funds raised by National Lottery players, this strategy will ensure that the important social, environmental and built heritage of the borough plays an integral part in its future. “

Anne Jenkins
Director, Midlands & East, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Walsall Heritage Forum

The new Walsall Heritage Forum will bring together public and private sector organisations along with charities and community groups, all working together to drive forward the Walsall Heritage Strategy (2021-2026).

The new forum will ensure engagement from across the community, establish an annual calendar of events, identify new projects and partnerships, help to raise awareness, and pilot new approaches for working with young people.

You can find out more in the information booklet below or at the upcoming Walsall Heritage Forum events.

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