The State of Heritage Funding Now

Can you spare 10 minutes to contribute to new research for the heritage sector?

Why is this research taking place?
Currently there is no major research into the funding landscape for the heritage sector in Scotland. Evaluation during the four years of Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) has made it clear how crucial a report of this kind is for sector understanding and development.

The State of Heritage Funding Now research has been commissioned by the RSH partners (Archaeology Scotland, Arts & Business Scotland, BEFS, greenspace scotland, & Museums Galleries Scotland).

What organisations should complete this survey?
Heritage includes professional and voluntary organisations:
Archaeology | Archives & collections | Community heritage | Historic buildings & monuments | Industrial, maritime & transport | Intangible heritage | Land & biodiversity (including urban green spaces and parks) | Libraries | Museums.

To ensure your heritage organisation’s information is included in this important research, please complete the short survey in the link below:
Deadline: 14 June 2018

What are the expected outcomes?
The entire sector will benefit from this report which will be widely disseminated and made publically available.

The completed report will:

  • Raise awareness of the current funding landscape for the heritage sector from public, private and charitable sources.
  • Act as a discussion paper to reflect on developments within the sector over the last 3-5 years.
  • Identify possible next steps, moving forward from the RSH programme delivery which comes to an end in June 2018.

All individual responses will be treated in the strictest confidence with analysis and reporting anonymised unless agreed with respondents.

The RSH partners encourage a strong response from the heritage sector to ensure that the survey can deliver robust and representative data on the funding mix and funding experiences of different types and locations of heritage groups and organisations. Please support the project by completing the survey.

Any questions in the first instance should be directed to the research project manager Andy Parkinson from Consilium Research & Consultancy on 07713 357389 or email

The RSH programme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.