Inspiring Fundraising Toolkit

As a legacy of the partnership project Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage, a new digital toolkit for the cultural heritage sector has just been launched.

Arts & Business Scotland Head of Programmes Carl Watt (L) and Rosslyn Chapel Trust Director Ian Gardner (R) review the new digital toolkit website in front of historic Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian.

This resource, Inspiring Fundraising Toolkit, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is specifically designed to build up knowledge and skills in fundraising within the heritage sector. It was informed by successful delivery of fundraising training and advice to 804 individuals from more than 519 heritage organisations throughout Scotland between 2014-2018.

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage was a four year programme led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland, which officially concluded in March 2018.

Alongside this resource we are also delighted to share the accompanying report, The State of Heritage Funding Now Report. This specially commissioned report shows a continued strong reliance by the heritage sector on grant and lottery funding with only a third of heritage organisations surveyed currently sourcing any funding from corporate support and levels of corporate support remaining broadly static within the sector over the past four years.