We have extensive experience of National Lottery Heritage Funding, working across a range of clients and projects, as well as being contracted as expert Consultants working directly to the lottery fund as monitors and mentors.

We often work as part of wider teams including architects, exhibition designers, cost consultants and specialist support, such as archives or conservation architects.

Our services in relation to national lottery heritage funding include:

  • Options and feasibility studies
  • Support for Round 1 applications including project planning and development, writing applications and budgets
  • Research and production of Activity Plans, Business Plans, Interpretation Plans and Evaluation Plans for Round 2 applications.
  • Support for Expression of Interest and applications under new National Lottery Strategic Funding Framework
  • Strategy development, governance, finance and organisational review and business planning as part of Resilient Heritage Grants
  • Fundraising including funding research, fundraising strategies and action plans (with related training and mentoring as required)
  • In addition, we support organisations through the AIM Hallmarks Scheme

Case Studies

Edward Barnsley Workshop

 Development of a Round One Application to NLHF.

 

Edward Barnsley WorkshopClient: Edward Barnsley Educational Trust

  • The Edward Barnsley workshop has been making furniture since 1923
  • Edward Barnsley was one of the most important British furniture makers of the 20th century and the workshop retains a significant archive of personal papers
  • Established in the Arts and Crafts tradition, they are committed to apprenticeship training and fine craftsmanship
  • Needed help to develop a Round 1 Application to NLHF

 

Project: Securing the legacy of Edward Barnsley

  • A major capital project of £1.2m to rescue the Grade II* listed drying sheds and create new visitor facilities to share the stories and traditions associated with furniture making on site
  • Cataloguing and digitisation to improve access to archive
  • New volunteering and public activities and programming

 

How we helped

  • We offered support for the process of producing the Round 1 application to NLHF
  • We helped assess options to steer decisions on scope and scale of capital and audience development plans including what might be included within the scope of the future Activity Plan (link to Activity Plan category page)
  • We contributed our expert insight into the funder’s expectations
  • We contributed our expert view of the archive, its potential and its requirements
  • We helped scope the planned development phase, budgets, timetabling management and risks for the project
Severndroog Castle
Governance, Mentoring and training
Severndroog Castle
Fundraising
Royal College of Music Museum
Heritage Fund
Plant Heritage Trust
Governance, Mentoring and training
Oxford House
Governance
Oxford House
Activity Planning
New Forest Centre
Governance, Mentoring and training
New Forest Centre
Fundraising
National Motor Museum Beaulieu
Governance
Abingdon Abbey Buildings
Mentoring and training
Llanthony Secunda Priory
Heritage Fund, Strategy and business planning
Museum of Oxford: Hidden Histories
Fundraising
Fulham Palace
Activity Planning
Gloucestershire Archives
Heritage Fund
Hartlebury Castle
Research & Evaluation
Corinium Museum
Fundraising
New Forest Centre
Strategy and business planning
Museum of Oxford
Strategy and business planning
Severn Valley Railway
Activity Planning
Fulham Palace Trust
Heritage Fund, Strategy and business planning
Jane Austen’s House
Strategy and business planning
Jane Austen’s House
Sandys Row Synagogue
Strategy and business planning
Sandys Row Synagogue
Milton Keynes Heritage
Strategy and business planning
Milton Keynes Heritage
Norton Priory
Strategy and business planning
Norton Priory
Charities Aid Foundation
Strategy and business planning
Charities Aid Foundation
God’s House Tower
Strategy and business planning
God’s House Tower
NLHF Pre-application advice
Research & Evaluation
NLHF Pre-application advice
Arts Standard Charge
Research & Evaluation
Arts Standard Charge
NLHF: Oral History Projects
Research & Evaluation
NLHF: Oral History Projects
Archive Sector Leadership
Research & Evaluation
Archive Sector Leadership
Libraries: Standard Charge
Research & Evaluation
Libraries: Standard Charge
Piloting Participation
Research & Evaluation
Piloting Participation
Learning Support
Interpretation & Learning
Learning Support
The National Archives
Interpretation & Learning
The National Archives
The Pennoyer Centre
Interpretation & Learning
The Pennoyer Centre
Living Links
Interpretation & Learning
Living Links
God’s House Tower
Interpretation & Learning
God’s House Tower
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith
Interpretation & Learning
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith
The Keep, East Sussex
Heritage Fund
The Keep, East Sussex
Milton Keynes Museum
Heritage Fund
Milton Keynes Museum
‘Local Global’, Brighton
Heath Robinson Museum
Heritage Fund
Heath Robinson Museum
Gloucestershire Archives
Heritage Fund
Gloucestershire Archives
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Heritage Fund
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Edward Barnsley Workshop
Heritage Fund
Edward Barnsley Workshop
The Boleh Project
Ben Uri Gallery
Quarr Abbey
Activity Planning
Quarr Abbey
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith
Activity Planning
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith
God’s House Tower
Activity Planning
God’s House Tower
Theatre Royal Wakefield
The ‘Boleh’ Project
East Sussex Council
Clients, Projects
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Eling Tide Mill
Clients, Projects
Activity Planning
Clients, Projects
Interpretation & Learning
Clients, Projects
Business & Project Planning
Rochester Cathedral
Clients, Projects
Research & Evaluation
Coombe Mill
Clients, Projects
Training & Facilitation
New Learning Perspectives
Twyford Waterworks
Activity Planning
Twyford Waterworks
‘Living Links’, Hampshire County Council, (2010 – 2011)
Archive Pace Setters
Research & Evaluation
Archive Pace Setters
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) (2011 – ongoing)
Brighton & Hove Council (2010 – 2011)
Collecting Cultures
Research & Evaluation
Collecting Cultures
Eling Tide Mill
Evaluation training, MLA (2008 – 2010)
Arundel Museum Society
God’s House Tower
Heritage Fund
God’s House Tower
Case Studies, MLA South East (2007)
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith
Heritage Fund
Arts & Crafts Hammersmith