HLF to provide £8m to help build heritage organisations’ resilience

Howard Lake | 5 August 2016 | News

Heritage organisations and partnerships can now apply to a new £8 million annual investment programme from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help them become more resilient.
They can apply for Resilient Heritage grants of between £3,000 and £250,000 to help them manage heritage for the long term.
The funding will help organisations to:

The Resilient Heritage funding builds on HLF’s Catalyst, Transition and Start Up Grant programmes. Catalyst, launched in 2012 in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England, was designed to help heritage organisations develop fundraising skills to build financial independence as they faced reduced public funding.
Ros Kerslake, HLF Chief Executive, said:

“Catalyst showed us there is an appetite from heritage organisations to adapt and grow in order to build a firm financial footing.  Resilient Heritage brings together all that we have learnt, providing a tailored package of support that responds to the individual needs of organisations so they can not only survive in these challenging financial times, but thrive.”


How resilient is your heritage organisation?

Resilient Heritage Strength Tracker
HLF has introduced a new online Resilient Heritage strength checker to help heritage organisations better establish their current resilience. It helps identify areas of strength and weakness.
There are currently no application deadlines for Resilient Heritage. Applications will be assessed within eight weeks and then discussed at a monthly advisory meeting at applicants’ local Heritage Lottery Fund office.