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Giving to Heritage training programme to run for a further year

Giving to Heritage training programme to run for a further year

The Lottery Fund has agreed to extend the Giving to programme for a further year with a grant of £250,000.

The programme, part of the Heritage Lottery Fund‘s Catalyst Umbrella programme, was established to support heritage, museums and local community groups across the UK to improve skills and confidence in applying for private, corporate and community sources of funds.

It is delivered by the Heritage Alliance, the largest coalition of heritage interests in England, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising.

It its first two years its training has been used by over 1,100 heritage staff and volunteers from nearly 600 different organisations. Successes attributed to the courses include major sums raised from new approaches to donors.

The new fundraising training will begin in April 2016 consisting of workshops, webinars, coaching and other training events across England for both experienced and inexperienced fundraisers. A new series of subjects will be included, covering how to apply for social investment funds and how to set up a community shares project.



Loyd Grossman, CBE, FSA, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance said:

“Giving to Heritage has been the largest project The Heritage Alliance has managed to date and it has been an overwhelming success, bringing new confidence and new funds to the independent heritage sector. Never has the need to search for private sources of funds been more important, and Giving to Heritage has been delivering the much-needed training to develop the skills the sector has been asking for. I am delighted that the HLF has allowed us to continue to deliver this exciting programme, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising”.


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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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