International working helps build a stronger heritage sector at home, September 2019

Our research highlights opportunities and barriers involved in international working.
Bomber Command during Second World War
The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln worked with partners worldwide, involving personnel from 62 countries.

In our Strategic Funding Framework, we are championing UK-based projects which take an international approach to heritage.

As part of this commitment, we commissioned BOP Consulting to produce a report to understand better where the sector is currently, and what could improve.  

The research findings are based on survey responses from over 400 recent grantees from across the heritage sector. The data was supported by desk research and 12 interviews with grantees who had carried out international projects.

The report found 48% of respondents had been active internationally, but the majority of those (68%) had worked on fewer than five projects. 

  • Read our news story to discover what you can and cannot include in an application for a project that involves international working.