£2million to help heritage sector build back after the pandemic
An extra nearly £2million is to be distributed across the seven programmes, which were set up as part of our Business Support and Enterprise Development initative.
As a commitment made in our Strategic Funding Framework and in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Business Support and Enterprise Development is designed to help the heritage sector become more robust, enterprising and forward looking.
We are delighted to extend the programmes for a further year, bravo for your stamina now and ahead!The Heritage Fund Policy Project Manager Liz Ellis
The new grants bring our investment in Business Support and Enterprise Development to over £6m.
"Warm congratulations to all the heritage organisations who have led creative, flexible programmes of business support and enterprise throughout the pandemic," said Heritage Fund Policy Project Manager Liz Ellis.
"We are delighted to extend the programmes for a further year, bravo for your stamina now and ahead!"
"Thanks to players of The National Lottery and the Heritage Fund, we have been able to provide vital support to 40 at-risk heritage organisations throughout Scotland," said Fiona Skiffington, Business Support Project Manager, Museums Galleries Scotland.
“Through this extension, we look forward to continuing our work improving sector sustainability and supporting more organisations on their journey towards a resilient and thriving future.”
The seven programmes
Our additional investment will support the seven programmes to continue to develop their work and to significantly increase the number of organisations they can help.
Thrive Northern Ireland and Arts & Business NI partner on the Re:Model programme, which helps organisations in Northern Ireland create their own personalised change plan.
Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons (£97,913)
WCVA and Cwmpas run Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons, which helps micro to medium-sized heritage organisations across Wales become more resilient.
Surviving to Thriving (£206,286)
Museums Galleries Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland and Greenspace Scotland run Surviving to Thriving, a resilience and leadership training programme working with heritage organisations across Scotland.
Rebuilding Heritage (£56,300)
Rebuilding Heritage is delivered by the Heritage Alliance, offering free one-to-one and small group support for UK heritage organisations and individuals.
Heritage Compass (£549,995)
Heritage Compass is run by Cause 4 in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and Creative United. This programme is designed to help small and medium-sized heritage organisations in England to be more resilient.
Steps to Sustainability (£464,278)
Steps to Sustainability, run by Social Enterprise Academy, helps UK-wide organisations to strengthen their strategic leadership and income-generating skills.
Heritage Trade Up (£553,964)
The School for Social Entrepreneurs, the Heritage Trust Network and the Architectural Heritage Fund run the Heritage Trade Up programme which supports heritage leaders to develop and strengthen their entrepreneurialism.
Find out more
Find out more about our funding on the Business Support and Enterprise Development page.