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

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Expert advice, mentoring and monitoring for the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Client: National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • NLHF gives grants to sustain and transform the UK’s heritage using funds raised from the National Lottery
  • It appoints experts in their field to help organisations that receive a grant to develop and deliver their projects to a high quality, ensuring funding is spent wisely
  • NLHF seeks to learn from the projects it funds so spreading best practice
  • NLHF also continually assesses what it has achieved with lottery funding

 

 

Project: Expert advice, mentoring and monitoring for NLHF

  • Sophia, Katie, Jocelyn and Natalie are all registered as expert advisers, mentors and associate monitors on the NLHF Register of Support Services.
  • Marilyn is a member of NLHF’s Committee for the South East of England

 

How we helped

  • Sophia is currently mentoring activity plans, interpretation, learning and participation for major capital projects at Tate Britain; British Museum; V&A; The Design Museum; Temperate House Precinct Project, Kew Gardens; Severndroog Castle; Strawberry Hill House; ‘Stories of Lynn’; and business planning and income generation for Black British Art in Action
  • Katie is currently mentoring the museum development and activity plans for Gunnersbury Park Museum and Folkestone Museum, the activity plan for Southbank Centre, Guildford Cathedral, and ‘A Bigger Picture’, Film London
  • Jocelyn is mentoring ‘Greenwich Nepalese Integration Project’, Community Empowerment and Support Initiative; ‘What did you learn at school today?’ Alliance for Inclusive Education; ‘Clapham Common Voices’, Big Up Films; and an activity plan for St Augustine’s Church, Kent
  • Natalie is mentoring the RNIB’s ‘Culture Link South East’ project
  • CCN is regularly commissioned by NLHF’s policy and business development teams to conduct reviews and evaluations including of its pre-application advice [link to project description in review and evaluation], of its funding for oral history [link to project description in review and evaluation], and an evaluation of its Collecting Cultures programme [link to project description in review and evaluation]
  • CCN has also written features for NLHF including for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a series of archive, museum and oral history case studies
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