The ‘ROCHDALE’ project (Renewing Our Co-operative Heritage, Developing the Archive and Learning Experiences) has recently secured £57,683 funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and £44,464 from the John Paul Getty Charitable Trust towards the cost of a Community Outreach Officer. The funding is over three years and the role will enable the Co-operative Heritage Trust to develop and implement a community engagement strategy to facilitate better access to and usage of the resources of the National Co-operative Archive and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum.
The Community Outreach Officer will work with local community members to identify
their interests, needs and issues, and to plan and deliver a wide range of community activities and events in response to those diverse needs.
The ROCHDALE project has also received £15,000 in funding from the Pilsworth Environmental Company towards museum exhibitions.