Activity Planning

Many organisations are daunted by the prospect of preparing an Activity Plan for their National Lottery Heritage Fund project. Since 2010 we have built up extensive experience of producing successful NLHF Activity Plans for a wide range of organisations from museums, to historic boats, heritage sites and archives. We ensure the plans are compliant with NLHF guidelines and sector good practice as well as practically useful for your own service planning and delivery.

We can help you understand NLHF requirements and guide you through the process and different stages. We offer ideas, expertise and the ability to plan effectively to make your Activity Plan work for you and your audiences. We often combine this with help with interpretation,learning [link to interpretation and learning category] and volunteering.

We enjoy working as part of wider professional teams, ensuring that the needs of your Activity Plan and audiences are properly reflected in spatial, design and capital plans as well as business plans.

We are regularly commissioned by NLHF to mentor organisations [link to NLHF expert advice, mentor, monitoring under NLHF category] through their Activity Planning, giving us an up-to-date insight into the funder’s expectations, and the lessons that can usefully be learnt from comparator projects.

Selected Projects

Many organisations are daunted by the prospect of preparing an Activity Plan for their National Lottery Heritage Fund project. Since 2010 we have built up extensive experience of producing successful NLHF Activity Plans for a wide range of organisations from museums, to historic boats, heritage sites and archives. We ensure the plans are compliant with NLHF guidelines and sector good practice as well as practically useful for your own service planning and delivery.

We can help you understand NLHF requirements and guide you through the process and different stages. We offer ideas, expertise and the ability to plan effectively to make your Activity Plan work for you and your audiences. We often combine this with help with interpretation, learning and volunteering.

We enjoy working as part of wider professional teams, ensuring that the needs of your Activity Plan and audiences are properly reflected in spatial, design and capital plans as well as business plans.

We are regularly commissioned by NLHF to mentor organisations through their Activity Planning, giving us an up-to-date insight into the funder’s expectations, and the lessons that can usefully be learned from comparator projects.


Case Studies

Arts & Crafts Hammersmith

Activity Plan for ‘Arts and Crafts Hammersmith’ partnership project

 

Emery Walker and William Morris Society Activity PlanClient: Emery Walker Trust and William Morris Society

  • Trust and the Society are located within 10 minutes walk of each other
  • Both occupy Grade II* listed buildings with important contents: Kelmscott House and 7 Hammersmith Terrace (the best preserved remaining arts and crafts domestic interior in England)
  • One joint professional member of staff
  • Two sets of committed and knowledgeable volunteers

 

Project: Arts and Crafts Hammersmith

  • A NLHF funded partnership project of just under £1m, involving both capital restoration work and activities
  • Aiming to build on each organisation’s strengths and generate more capacity and more visitors
  • Creating sustainable joint models for working with current and future audiences
  • Cementing local partnerships and extending reach into local community

 

How we helped

  • We developed a joint interpretative framework [link to learning and interpretation category Arts and Crafts project description] with new themes to underpin the ‘Arts and Crafts Hammersmith’ project and Activity Plan and digital interpretation
  • We brought both sets of volunteers together to work on interpretation and learning
  • We coordinated audience research at both sites to ensure a clear picture of the overlaps and differences in motivations, expectations and experiences of visitors
  • We developed local partnerships so the Trust and Society could reach younger audiences and schools within Hammersmith and adjoining boroughs
  • Working to the project manager, we were an active part of the overall team ensuring the Activity Plan was properly aligned with the plans for digital content, collections management and the business plan

 

 

 

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