First heritage fundraising courses to be run on Orkney in September

Howard Lake | 20 July 2015 | News

Heritage organisations in Orkney are set to benefit from a two-day programme on Orkney, the first time that the training has extended beyond the mainland.
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) has been delivering a programme of accessible training courses and networking opportunities throughout Scotland since 2014. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst scheme, it is a partnership led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland.
The two-day programme on Orkney, which takes place in September, is designed to promoting financial sustainability in the heritage sector there. Indeed, Orkney is home to a UNESCO world heritage site.
On Orkney, RSH will deliver its Make it Happen and In Focus training courses which will concentrate on identifying funding sources for heritage organisations and projects as well as legacy fundraising and applying to charitable trusts and foundations.
The partnership was awarded a grant of £452,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce the capacity building programme which has now completed its first year.
Chief Executive of Arts & Business Scotland, David Watt added:

“Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is the result of organisations from across the heritage sector coming together for the first time to deliver a coordinated programme of support and capacity building. We’re thrilled to be extending the reach of the programme for year two to less accessible locations such as Orkney.”

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