The Heritage Lottery Fund launch their new grant programme which is to replace the Catalyst, Start-Up and Transition grant schemes combining them to make grants available of between £3k and £250.
With £8 million annual investment the new programme will be available for organisations who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change including:
Acquire new skills or knowledge to help build fundraising capacity or open up new income streams
Explore new business operating models or introduce new approaches to governance and leadership
Identify opportunities to reduce negative environmental impacts and make efficiency savings
Create partnerships between heritage organisations to provide training and capacity building
Prepare to take on new responsibility for heritage, such as through community asset transfer
Currently there are no application deadlines with applications for Resilient Heritage and applications are discussed at monthly advisory meetings within decisions for approval being made within eight weeks.
To find out more about this grant and the others that the Heritage Lottery Fund provides please visit their site here
To coincide with the launch the Heritage Lottery Fund have also introduced an online Resilient Heritage strength checker which enables organisations to better assess their current resilience.
To view and register to use the Resilient checker please click here