HLF’s £8m resilience fund

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The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching an £8m programme to help organisation build resilience.


Resilient Heritage grants of between £3,000 and £250,000 could help recipients to acquire new fundraising skills or access new income streams, explore new business models and new leadership or governance approaches, make efficiency savings and reduce environmental impact, create partnerships or take on new heritage responsibilities.

The new fund grows out of the Catalyst programme setup in 2012 to respond to a climate of reduced public funding.

“Catalyst showed us there is an appetite from heritage organisations to adapt and grow in order to build a firm financial footing” said Ros Kerslake, HLF’s chief executive. “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.”

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