The Big Anchor Project is a fun heritage recording initiative which aims to empower public volunteers in the recording of anchors around the world. Via the project website, volunteers are empowered to record the heritage within their community.

Find out more about the project at

In 2017 the NAS raised £2,650 for the Big Anchor Project via a Crowdfunder appeal. This money has been used to rebuild the project website.

The NAS is now trying to raise £5,000 per year to provide a part time project officer to develop and promote the project; to support and train project volunteers at events; to raise additional grant funding and sponsorship and to facilitate and moderate submissions to the project database.

A text donation of £5 can be sent by texting ANCHOR5 to 70085 or ANCHOR10 to donate £10.00 (texts cost the donated amount plus your standard message rate)