Council Call for Heritage Strategy Consultant

[Accrington Market Hall]


Hyndburn Borough Council is seeking a partner (individual or organisation) to help develop a new Culture and Heritage Strategy for Hyndburn.

The Council’s recent award from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) includes over £1.2 million for an Arts, Culture and Heritage package, supporting the regeneration work planned for Accrington to kick-start the local economy.

The Strategy work will be in two phases, due for completion by April 2024, with a total value of up to £18,000. 

Further information is published on the Council’s website and bids for the work are invited for submission by 2pm on 29 August 2023.

People are also invited to get in touch for more information by emailing:

Cllr Marlene Haworth, Leader of Hyndburn Council, said;

“This strategy work will help us ensure our UKSPF-funded work around culture and heritage is sustainable and benefits the whole borough.  It will build on the exciting events programme being planned and the developing plans for Accrington Town Centre. 

“It is important that all our work around Levelling Up leaves a positive legacy to improve the lives of residents and helps to drive forward our ambitious plans for transformational change.”

The appointed contractor will work closely with the Head of Culture and Heritage, a new post also funded by UKSPF, and with the Borough’s Culture and Heritage Investment Panel.



This project has received £18,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit