Later this year we plan to enter an application for Big Lottery funding. This is not a process for the faint-hearted and will require considerable preparation. Fortunately we have a strong team to work on the bid; a team strengthened recently when we discovered that our community has in its midst Jill Hamilton. Jill was design manager for stage 1 and stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund bids for the Kelvingrove New Century Project which secured £25 million to refurbish the museum.
Personal circumstances prevent Jill from leading our team but she gave a presentation yesterday to some of those who will be involved in our bid. This was a 2 hour tour-de-force providing us with the benefit of her considerable experience and enabling us to get clear in our mind some of the main issues involved.
The audience consisted of Jane Brewster, Linda Breckenridge, Mariane and Philip Jenkins, David Lawrence, Mary Marshall, Paul Phillipson-Masters, Diane and Michael Ryan, Michelle Wilkinson and Debra Ritche, our team leader.