The Fat Beehive Foundation Website Development Funding

The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. Their aim is to help such organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefits. They provide highly specialised grants up to…

Rocket 2030 – Feasibility Tender for the 200th Anniversary of the Liverpool & Manchester railway

Manchester Histories is working alongside a new partnership that aims to deliver a cultural programme to mark the 200th Anniversary of the opening of the world’s first inter-city passenger railway between Liverpool and Manchester in 2030.  It is intended that the programme of events will also commemorate globally significant events in railway history. The partnership is seeking a consultant/s to support a feasibility study to identify…

Arts Council England MEND Funding Round 2 Applications Opens in May

MEND (museum estate and development fund) run by ACE is a capital fund targeted at non-national Accredited museums and local authorities based in England to apply for funding to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlogs which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. It offers grants between £50k and £5m to help museums…

Free Webinar on Overheating in Historic Buildings, 26 April 2022

Historic England will host a free webinar on overheating in historic buildings. The impact of climate change will be assessed through four case studies throughout England. The webinar will be on 26 April 2022 at 1pm. This is part of Historic England’s Technical Tuesdays webinar series which focuses on conservation topics and recordings of previous…

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Data

The Arts Council England (ACE) has updated it National Lottery grants data for 2021/22. This includes a full list of Project Grant awards offered to organisations in the period April 2021 to August 2021. Such data is a useful resource to see which projects are attracting funding, and thus might help industrial heritage groups or…

Historic England Announce Support for Heritage Construction Skills

Historic England have announced the launch of a new five-year training and apprenticeship programme to help save heritage construction skills. The £4.3 million programme will address asevere skills shortages in the heritage sector. It is made possible thanks to funding from The Hamish Ogston Foundation – the largest one-off investment ever awarded to heritage construction training…

Museum Estate and Development (MEND) Fund Now Open for Applications

The Museum Estate and Development (MEND) fund is now taking applications. This funding stream is part of the Cultural Investment Fund (CIF) CIF is administered by Arts Council England (ACE) and is made up of three funding streams, the Cultural Development Fund, the Libraries Improvement Fund, and MEND. MEND is particularly relevant for industrial heritage…

New Test and Trace Requirements for 2021 Re-opening of Visitor Attractions

The UK Government has published an update (5 April 2021) on the “Test and Trace” requirements and regulations in advance of the re-opening of visitor attractions. Venues must ask their customers and visitors (over the age of 16) for the following details:  A contact phone number for each customer or visitor (no longer just the lead person…

Rebuilding Heritage – Round 4 Support Applications Now Open

Rebuilding Heritage, which provides free online support and training for the heritage sector, has opened a fourth round of support. Round 4 will include new group training on financial literacy, digital marketing, and workplace inclusion, in addition to offers of support in business planning, communications, fundraising, legal issues, leadership, and wellbeing. You can apply for…