We have helped a wide range of organisations, large and small develop successful bids for Heritage Lottery Funding.  We write Interpretation Plans and Audience Development Plans and can form larger teams to produce Activity Plans.

We devise carefully thought out and tested ways of involving more people in natural and human heritage.

Understanding the Heritage Lottery Fund

We like the Heritage Lottery Fund. We understand and share theie aspirations in terms of public participation in heritage. We enjoy creating new heritage learning opportunities for different audiences. Most of all we like helping worthwhile projects to develop and succeed.

We are committed to removing, or finding ways around, barriers that prevent people participating in heritage projects. We enjoy working with clients who share that outlook.

A team approach

Team-working with clients is a core part of our approach to this work. We understand that the project plan must both meet the funding criteria and be realistic. We help clients produce innovative plans appropriate to their resources.

During the development phase we can help delivery partners to refine their ideas for projects. We use a range of approaches including: learning from comparator projects, site visits, testing new products, formative evaluation, and bespoke training.

We often build or work in multi-disciplinary teams, bringing together experts in the fields of audience development, training, conservation and formal educations.

Heritage Lottery Fund Phase I and Phase II

We work with Phase I and Phase II applications to Heritage Lottery Fund. We would like to be involved more frequently at Phase I as in our experience. a little extra thinking early on can save a lot of time and trouble later.

Related Projects

  • Irthlingborough Meadows

    • Heritage and Wildlife Interpretation
    • Heritage Lottery Funding
    • Natura 2000 European Site
    • Nature Reserve
    • SSSI
    • Urban Fringe

    Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows are important for wildlife. Local people use these restored gravel pits for cycling, dog-walking, fishing and other leisure activities. Our proposals outlined how the Wildlife Trust could work with the concerns and interests of local people to manage unwanted activities and secure a viable future for the site.

  • National Memorial Arboretum: a national centre of remembrance

    • Heritage Lottery Funding
    • Visitor Experience Strategy
    • Arboretum
    • Site of remembrance

    We worked closely with the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) for several years on improving their interpretation and visitor experience.


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