RoSS framework consultants

RoSS framework consultants

Our Register of Support Services (RoSS) is a framework of external consultants we use to help successfully deliver the projects we fund.
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Inside the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Our expert RoSS consultants play an important role in monitoring projects we fund and mentoring grantees and potential applicants. They also provide expert advice to the Heritage Fund on the diverse range of projects and applications we fund. 

Our register of consultants is split into four areas of expertise:

  1. heritage and culture construction project management
  2. business development and management
  3. public engagement with heritage
  4. natural environment 

What do they do?

RoSS consultants provide a range of services:

  • Monitoring support: analysing risks, commenting on project plans,  reviewing budgets and progress against timescales and evaluating project impacts.
  • Supporting Heritage Fund staff: providing training and advice on specialist subjects.
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    Bilingual panel (Welsh and English) at St Fagans.
    Mentoring support: helping grantees develop their project, support learning and development activities and overcome barriers during the delivery of their project.
  • Grantee discussion sessions: facilitating ‘mini-surgeries’ with grantees on various topics, such as volunteering.
  • Post completion and operational readiness reviews: helping grantees understand the ‘readiness’ of projects to open to the public. Identifying post-completion risks and agreeing remedial actions.
  • Supporting our engagement work: providing support to the Heritage Fund’s Engagement teams, for example when mentoring and engaging under-served applicants.
  • Providing expert advice: supporting the Heritage Fund’s decision-making process by providing specialist advice on aspects of a project application.
  • Providing support to groups of grantees: mentoring small groups of grantees, helping them to address challenges and encouraging them to network.

Our current framework

The current framework started on 1 April 2024.

If you query is regarding our application portal, please contact our support team.