BARROW’S heritage could get a cash boost if a lottery grant application succeeds.

The council will meet next week as the executive committee to agreed to apply for more funding and appoint an officer to distribute the money around the borough.

Steph Cordon, the council’s director of people and place, will be invited to apply to the National Lottery for £119,900.

Papers released ahead of the meeting says that the council will then add a further £7,500 to the pot, giving at total of £127,400 to hand out round the borough.

The council will hear that those who stand the best chance of receiving the money will be projects that promote inclusion, economy, wellbeing, local area, skills, and organisational resilience.

Following the previous micro-grant scheme in Barrow, the council says that local interest in heritage increased. adding: “Interest has since stalled due to the pandemic, as people have not be able to take part in events and activities and there are likely to be fewer organisations locally with the ability to deliver new micro-grant projects.”

The council said that a temporary ‘Heritage Project Officer role’ will be key in order to overcome barriers and encouraging people's involvement.