Starting in February 2021, ‘Steps to Sustainability’, a new National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) programme delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy, will provide a pathway to ‘help your organisation to be ambitious, forward-thinking and deliver exciting new projects’, with round 2 now open for applications.
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…[many heritage organisations] facing extreme challenges to ensure a stable future…
…learn to look outwards…access funding up to £10,000…
Social Enterprise Academy writes:
Heritage organisations across the UK are under increasing pressure and financial constraints, with many facing extreme challenges to ensure a stable future.
With the additional impact of Covid-19, a culture of enterprise to build a sustainable and resilient heritage sector is needed now more than ever.
Starting in February 2021, Steps to Sustainability, a new National Lottery Heritage Fund programme delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy, will provide a pathway of support to address these challenges. It will help your organisation to be ambitious, forward-thinking and deliver exciting new projects.
On this 14 month journey, you will learn to look outwards, build stronger partnerships and become more comfortable with the commercial aspects of running a heritage organisation. Learning with a network of peers and sector experts from across the UK, you will turn a new business idea into reality.
Whether you are based in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland you will access:
- A nine-day equivalent programme over 5 months to help you prepare for and build sustainability
- Funding up to £10,000 to help shape and launch your business idea
- Post-programme coaching / business mentoring to develop, test and embed new idea
- Resources and toolkits for success
Programmes will be delivered over 2 rounds and we are inviting applicants from the following regions:
Round 1: Scotland, Yorkshire and NE, NW England, Midlands, Wales (applications are now closed)
Round 2: (opens January 2021): Scotland (Gaelic language), Wales (bilingual), Northern Ireland, East England, London, South East, South West
Click on your region on the map to find out more information on programme dates and how to apply.