Cause4 , who run the Heritage Compass Business Support Programme established in 2020, has been awarded additional funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund & DCMS to expand the Programme. This will see the support grow from 150 up to 300 small to medium sized heritage organisations across England, in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and Creative United.
Participating organisations will benefit from a range of training, mentoring, and peer learning, through which each organisation will develop a clear business plan, a developed income strategy, and the tools and knowledge to respond to their specific needs and challenges. The project is free to take part in. Access grants are available to ensure that all organisations are able to engage fully.
Who Can Apply?
Cause4 is offering places for up to two people per organisation to take part in the Programme. In order to apply you need to:
- Have a maximum turnover of £1,000,000.
- Be considered a heritage organisation as defined by the Heritage Fund.
- Be either a Start-Up; Registered Charity; Charitable Incorporated Organisation; Community Interest Company; Social Enterprise; B Corporation or Not-For-Profit. If your heritage organisation is part of a local authority service or large organisation such as a Trust or University you can still apply if the service area turnover has a maximum turnover of £1,000,000.
- Be based within England.
- Be at a Manager level or above (can be in a high-level voluntary role i.e. a Trustee).