Applications have re-opened for Heritage Compass – the National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Support Programme. English heritage organisations looking for help to increase their resilience and funding will be given free training and mentoring.

To date, Heritage Compass has supported 300 small or medium-sized heritage organisations across England who have received training to develop effective business plans, income strategies and the knowledge and support to move beyond Covid-19. 

They are pleased to announce that, thanks to additional funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, they are now recruiting a further 100 organisations to the programme.

Delivered by Cause4, in partnership with Creative United and the Arts Marketing Association, the programme will help organisations (including local museums, parks, landscapes, places of worship and heritage buildings) who want to future proof their business model. The training will include:

  • Business planning income generation and finance
  • Stakeholder and audience development
  • Setting goals for heritage and social impact
  • Governance

Details of how to apply for this programme can be found on the Arts Fundraising website here.

Applications are accepted throughout Autumn with a deadline of 2 December 2022.

About Cause4

Cause4 is a social enterprise and B-Corporation. Specialising in fundraising, income generation and programme development, Cause4 partners with charities, philanthropists and corporations that want to make change. The company delivers four services – support, training, fundraising and programme design.

Cause4 has a substantial track record in programme design, particularly in the development and delivery of support programmes for the cultural sector. It leads the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme, an Arts Council England Funded Sector Support Organisation supporting the arts and cultural sector to seize the considerable opportunities that fundraising offers them to form important relationships, develop new income streams and develop new commercial opportunities.

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

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