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

Twyford Waterworks

Activity Plan support for Twyford Waterworks Trust

 

Twyford Waterworks activity planClient: Twyford Waterworks Trust

  • Twyford Waterworks is an Edwardian water pumping station run by the Twyford Waterworks Trust
  • Restored and managed by volunteers, the Waterworks tells the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years
  • The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument located close to Winchester in the heart of the Hampshire Countryside

 

Project: Return to Steam Project

  • £63k restoration project to restore one of the large Babcock water tube boilers and return the Boiler House to its original condition
  • New interpretation, both fixed and activity based including volunteer guides
  • Production of a multi-award winning film developed in partnership with the local primary school and MewLab Animation.
  • Development of new audiences for heritage based activities

 

How we helped

  • We guided the volunteers through NLHF requirements and the Activity Plan process
  • We helped to develop a project that will deliver a heritage site, facilities and activities that will be well used by local people and specialist interest groups
  • We advised on best practice comparators and helped brainstorm ideas for how to grow the current offer to include heritage learning and community engagement
  • We helped the Trust shape the heritage storylines of the site, including the people who lived and worked there
  • We helped the Trust identify and consult with potential partners, plan for future audience development work and detail new activities
  • We supported the delivery of the Activity Plan

 

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