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

Milton Keynes Museum

Development of Round 1 Application to NLHF for New City Museum, Milton Keynes

 

milton-keynesClient: Milton Keynes Council

  • Milton Keynes Council (MKC) is unitary authority with a small heritage service unit with one Heritage Officer. It does not directly operate a museum service.
  • It supports and facilitates the delivery of local heritage services with the Milton Keynes Heritage Partnership, comprised of local independent trusts
  • Milton Keynes has significant heritage assets including archives and collections relating to the development of the New Town; archaeological collections; local listed sites & collections; community archives but no City Museum.
  • Needed help to develop a Round 1 application to NLHF

 

Project: For the Record

  • A major £7.5m capital project with associated activities, which received a NLHF Round 1 pass in 2013.
  • Aimed to transform the current Milton Keynes Museum on the Stacey Hill site into a New City Museum
  • Aims to formalise the Milton Keynes Heritage Partnership into a single delivery vehicle delivering a cohesive, comprehensive Milton Keynes heritage offer

 

How we helped

  • Following successful completion of an options appraisal and investment study for the City Museum for the Council [link to Strategy, Business and Project Planning MK options appraisal], we led on the process of producing, and drafting, the Round 1 application to NLHF
  • We undertook significant partnership development and negotiation to secure the buy in of the 3 core independent heritage trusts and MKC
  • We supported the MK Heritage Group in defining the vision and aspirations as well as drafting the future organisational, operational and financial plans
  • We helped select and brief architects and worked with them to develop the concept architectural plans for the site
  • We contributed our expert insight into the funder’s expectations

 

 

 

 

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