Background information
What happened next


1st April 2000 - Phase 2 of the Digital History Project began!

13th October 1999 - Heritage Lottery Fund announces that Phase 2 of the Digital History Project has been awarded a grant for £75,000. This will enable us to develop the site for primary schools at Key Stage 2 over the next two years. This will provide a valuable resource not only for local school children but also for anyone interested in uncovering the history of Powys communities through original material on line.

2 September 1999 - Powys Digital History Project cited as an example of good practice in the booklet produced by the New Opportunities Fund, Information for Applicants: funding the digitisation of learning materials (p5)

17 June 1999 - We heard that our application will now be considered by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Committee for Wales in their September meeting this year.

3 February 1999 - the Powys Digital History Project Phase 2 application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We received funding for what has come to be called Phase 1 of the Digital History Project for just one year. That period has now come to an end and, although we still hope to add a few pages now and then and to keep the site fresh, but any further development will have to depend on additional funding becoming available.

The Project was the brainchild of the Powys County Archives Service, which is a fairly typical, busy record office with over 1,000 visitors a year and with a daily crop of enquiries to deal with from people wanting information by e-mail, fax, letter and telephone. This is the core of our service, and has to take priority over the delivery of services via the Internet. However, we submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund at the beginning of February 1999 for an additional phase of the project to last for two years, so that we can develop it as more of an educational resource.