New push to make more of Little Germany’s heritage

A Heritage Lottery grant will help enhance the heritage of Bradford’s historic merchants’ quarter, Little Germany.

The funding will help create a “new vision” for the Little Germany area, which is likely to culminate in a Heritage Day celebrating its history.

Little Germany was built during a period when Bradford was one of the richest cities in the world, and included warehouses and headquarters for businesses associated with the booming wool industry.

Impact Hub Bradford, one of the organisations based in Little Germany, has now launched a project to renew efforts to engage and highlight the heritage of Little Germany with local people thanks to a grant of £78,353 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Kamran Rashid, CEO Impact Hub Bradford said: “We are very grateful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund in supporting us with funding that will allow us and local stakeholders to look at how we can highlight the special heritage in our neighbourhood.

“Having been based in Little Germany for a few years, our heritage quarter is well suited to our social innovation hub and co-working space. We have a team that looks to inspire, connect, support changemakers, social entrepreneurs, businesses and assist start-ups to build solutions that create positive social impact.”

The heritage project being funded by the National Lottery will look to engage with Bradford Civic Society and local people on the heritage of Little Germany and build knowledge, interest and custodianship of heritage assets. The piece of work will specifically focus on the development of a new stakeholder group to focus on the creation of a new vision for Little Germany and host a series of engagement events, culminating in a Heritage Day.