Rebuilding Heritage has been coordinated by the Heritage Alliance and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It was designed to support the heritage sector, in its broadest sense, in its response to the Covid-19 crisis by helping organisations and businesses address their immediate challenges and transition to recovery
It has provided training, advice, and support through:

  • one-to-one and group coaching and training sessions
  • opportunities for knowledge sharing
  • open access webinars
  • online resources and recordings of events

Across the heritage sector many organisations and businesses have been forced to rethink how they operate, why and who for. During this period of change, as well as difficulties there have also been opportunities to embrace. Rebuilding Heritage has brought organisations and businesses together to share best practice, to find solutions to problems, and to develop a broad collective vision of the future for the sector.

This was a UK-wide programme covering England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The programme has been delivered through a partnership with Clore Leadership, Creative United, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and Media Trust, with contributions from additional support and training providers including Steve Wood (wellbeing support), Bates Wells (legal advice) and DCN & EMBED (workplace inclusion resources and training).

Areas of Support

Leadership & Governance
Business & Enterprise Planning
Marketing & Communications
Workplace Inclusion
Manging Organisational Change
Hybrid Working

Accessing Support

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Rebuilding Heritage has engaged with the heritage sector in its broadest sense; it has supported individuals and organisations and businesses of different sizes, scales and remits, including those operating in an independent capacity and those who have not previously engaged with heritage funding and support services. This has been a UK-wide programme covering England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Open to all

The ‘open to all’ programme ran between November 2020 – July 2021. Support within this strand was provided through a series of 18 free webinars delivered by expert consultants.

Recordings of the webinars are available on the Resources section of the website.

By application

Support within this strand was provided through 121 consultancy and small group training sessions. There were 6 rounds of support with opportunities to apply every 2 months. The support on offer changed within each round, with new offers added in response to new needs that were identified through consultation.

Details of the support offers are on the By Application section of the website.

Cost of Living Support

Applications for our ‘Cost of Living’ live support programme and bespoke consultancy are open from the 21st November 2022.

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