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Announcement! | The newest recipients of Heritage Compass Networks Funding

Announcement! | The newest recipients of Heritage Compass Networks Funding

The Heritage Compass programme works to support the sector in developing essential skills in business planning, audience development, leadership and change management, with the aim of creating a better connected, informed and resilient heritage landscape across England. We’ll be offering core financial support to Heritage groups or networks, led by participating organisations on the Heritage Compass programme. Our funding will contribute to the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or meetings, with the aim of strengthening skills and building robust partnerships across the heritage sector, ultimately establishing a legacy for Heritage Compass. 

We're delighted to announce the successful applicants in our latest round of Networks Funding:

  • North East Family Arts Network will use this funding to host a face-to-face conference, giving its members the opportunity to learn, discuss and explore ways the culture sector can support families during the cost of living crisis. Facilitation by a fundraising consultant will give attendees the guidance to win funds to turn realise their ideas, leaving the event with a clear strategy to take forward. 
  • Eastern Region Museums’ Trustee Network will host two face-to-face meetings for the Network on the theme of fundraising. The meetings will include the specialist support of an expert trainer, case studies, valuable networking time and short one-to-one surgeries for Trustees. The meetings will ensure that all members of the group, whatever their existiing fundraising experience, will leave with further understanding, skill and knowledge, enabling them to develop fundraising ideas and expand their activity. 
  • The Charles Causley Trust will use the funds to coordinate, facilitate and manage two Cultural Partnerships - with the Launceston and Cornwall-Spine - which will support collaborative practice across cultural blackspots, where organisations are operating in isolation, facing limited funding and resources for development. The funding will support a series of meetings, providing time and space to grow knowledge, stengthening the individual organisations and the partnerships as a whole. 
  • Manchester Histories HiDDEN Network will use its grant to accommodate Network growth and review its governance, values, key aims and objectives. Network members will gather and work alongside a consultant to co-create an updated, values-driven governance guide to support growth over the next five years. The work will build mutual understanding between members and volunteers so the entire Network can foster a better understanding of its guiding principles. Sessions will take place at Manchester Central Library over a three month period. 
  • Brunel Museum Group will use its funding to deliver a series of fundraising training events for a group from five micro museums: Brunel Museum, London Museum of Water and Steam, Cartoon Museum, Wycombe Museum and Old Operating Theatre. As they are areas of interest and development for the participating organisations, the training will focus on private donors, application writing, legacy fundraising and Gift Aid.
  • Wyrd Flora will use its grant to host a networking session with a focus on 'natural and cultural heritage' focus for arts and culture organisations who are engaged or working on green strategies, commissions and those working within the scope of the environment. The session will a new space for funders, artists and conservationists to connect and learn about local initiatives, allowing grassroots organisation to participate in larger conversations surrounding income generation and fundraising.  

Congratulations to all of our latest networks! We're looking forward to working with you throughout the year.