Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

Gloucestershire Archives

Client: Gloucestershire Archives

  • Award-winning archive service
  • Outstanding collections, spanning 800 years
  • Excellent track record in opening up archives to new people
  • Highly skilled staff team
  • Needed help to develop a Round 1 and Round 2 application to HLF and evaluation

Project: For the Record

  • A major £2.9 million capital project with associated activities. HLF grant of £1m.
  • Aimed to transform the service
  • Development of physical spaces to meet audience need

How we helped

  • We offered support throughout the process of producing the Round 1 and Round 2 applications to HLF
  • We helped steer the planning in the right direction: from the vision and aspirations to the architectural design and Activity Plan (link to Activity Plan category page)
  • We contributed our expert insight into the funder’s expectations
  • We consulted with a wide range of enthusiastic current and potential partners
  • We produced an fundraising plan and helped to successfully execute it.
  • We developed an innovative Activity Plan embedded in the strategic aims of the County Council and a clear audience development model
  • We wrote a Business Plan based on a new organisational model for sustainability enabling a strategic approach to securing future funding
  • CCN are now evaluating the project against a clear set of outcomes developed in 2015 using the logic model in line HLF guidelines.
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