Heritage Dot Conference Bursary Scheme

The Heritage Dot Management Committee are pleased to announce a Bursary Support Scheme for delegates, made possible thanks to funding from the conference’s co-hosts, The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Bursaries will be awarded to successful applicants who meet the qualifying criteria. The scheme opens on 11 February 2019 and will close on 4 March 2019. Bursary applicants will be notified of the outcome by 11 March 2019. Successful applicants must then register for their bursary-supported delegate place by 1 April 2019.

Heritage Dot Bursaries will cover the full delegate cost of attending the conference (the conference fee includes refreshments, evening reception on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2).

The National Lottery Heritage Fund believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. As bursary sponsors, The National Lottery Heritage Fund wants to encourage a wide range of participants in the conference and to enable those to attend who might not otherwise be able to.

Application & selection

Bursaries will be available during the registration process. Selection will be decided by at least two members of the organising committee, according to the criteria for selection outlined below.

Who can apply?

The following qualifying criteria and terms and conditions apply to applicants for the Bursary.

Bursaries are limited to one delegate from any organisation.

Priority will be given to:

  • Applicants from organisations with little or no institutional support for conference attendance by staff and volunteers
  • Applicants from small organisations/groups
  • Applicants from voluntary sector organisations/groups
  • Heritage staff in local authorities


  • Applicants from national organisations and/or larger organisations are not eligible for a bursary
  • Applicants from higher education institutions, including IROs, are not eligible for a bursary
  • Students are not eligible for a bursary (a lower student delegate rate is available)


Successful applicants will be notified of their bursary award by 11 March 2019 before the closing date for registering for their free conference place on 1 April 2019.

Terms & conditions

Please note that Bursary Awards cover the full conference fee which does not include accommodation and/or travel costs.

Bursary-supported applicants who do not register for their free place before 1 April 2019 will be required to purchase a delegate place (please note the early bird rate will still be available until 23 April 2019).

Bursary-supported applicants who do not attend the conference or inform the conference organisers of their absence within 48 hours of the event may be liable to pay the full delegate fee.

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3-4 JUNE 2019

Heritage Dot will bring together practitioners and researchers, to identify key challenges and opportunities, showcase innovation, and explore collaboration in the digital heritage sector. The theme for 2019 is 'Joining the Dots: Partnerships, Participation and Platforms'.

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