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The Rebuilding Heritage programme is providing free 121 and group support for individuals and organisations in the heritage sector.

In November and December 2020, we will be able to offer dedicated support to help you with business planning, fundraising, and marketing and communications activity.

This support is open to organisations and to individuals, for example: sole traders/freelancers and those running a limited business. You can apply for support by completing the application questionnaire. We have developed a single questionnaire to cover all of the different types of support as through our initial consultation work we have identified that many individuals and organisations have noted they are in need of support in multiple areas.

Applications are now open
Please follow the link below to apply for all streams of the current offer

Closing date: 11pm on Tuesday 20th October

The Rebuilding Heritage team will use the application questionnaire to assess support needs and match organisations and individuals to the right type of support. Successful applicants will be contacted within a week of the application deadline and all support sessions will take place remotely (via zoom or phone call).

This round of support will be delivered in November and December 2020, there will be further rounds of support to follow throughout 2021.


A series of up to four 121 business support sessions focused on updating your business planning activity.

Creative United will provide dedicated support from a business advisor to help you draw up plans that will help you to move forwards from the current crisis. This support is bespoke and can be tailored to heritage businesses and organisations of all scales and remits. You will be paired with an advisor who will best fit your needs, challenges and goals, and will work with them on business planning activity that is appropriate to your situation. The advisor will help you to improve your skills and confidence, and could also provide advice on specific issues including planning cashflows for sustainability and planning the development of services or products.


A communications support package including strategy planning and a follow up session to guide implementation.

Through this dedicated support package, Media Trust will work with you to assess the strengths and weakness of your current communications activity and to develop an action plan that will enable you to build on your current capacity and resources. An expert communications consultant will help you to review your target audiences, messaging, language, and key communication channels and will guide you through the development of your strategy. At the end of the support you will have defined specific communications objectives, identified areas of weakness, and determined the actions that can be taken to address them.


one hour session with a fundraising expert to explore a specific challenge that you or your organisation are currently facing. 

An expert from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising will provide you with tailored advice in response to the challenge you have raised. The experts have experience of working with a range of organisations from local charities, to new start up organisations through to well know national names. The topic of your focused discussion can range from fundraising strategy to front-line delivery.




Two half day training sessions exploring what it means to be a leader within a Volatile, Uncertain, Challenging, Ambiguous (VUCA) environment.

Clore Leadership Associate Emma Haughton will lead online training sessions which look at the mindsets of leaders and how these need to adapt to navigate challenging circumstances. In these sessions you will be part of group of heritage professionals in positions of responsibility (including within voluntary organisations) who will work together to explore leadership skills and strategies. These sessions will help you to find courage, resilience and capabilities to lead through and beyond the challenges of 2020 and will provide opportunities for discussion and knowledge sharing.

Apply for support

If you would like to apply for support for November-December 2020, please complete the application questionnaire

Open to all support

The Rebuilding Heritage programme will be providing free resources and webinars for the heritage sector.

In our first series of webinars we will be focusing on ‘Ways Out of Crisis’ and we will be looking at how to respond effectively to crisis situations and how to access and make best use of the tools, resources, and funds that are already out there to support you.

Details of the webinars will be added to the website soon