Heritage organisations in the Outer Hebrides will receive four days of fundraising training next month from Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage. The programme is led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst scheme.
The series of training courses, networking opportunities and expert-led events is designed to support and develop financial sustainability among the islands’ heritage sector. Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage has been running the programme since 2014.
The four-day Outer Hebrides programme will take place on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Benbecula, with the specific aim of making it accessible to more remote communities. RSH ran a two-day programme on Orkney last year.
RSH will run its Fundraising: Make it Happen course over the four days, as well as running surgeries offering advice on legacy fundraising and applying to charitable trusts and foundations.
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage Project Manager Louise Downing said:
“Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is delighted to be visiting the Outer Hebrides next month to deliver four days of fundraising training. The islands are home to a rich, vibrant heritage sector featuring assets such as the newly opened Museum Nan Eilean at Lews Castle where two of our events are taking place.”
RSH was recently awarded over a quarter of a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to extend for a fourth year. The initiative will now run until the end of March 2018.
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