Heritage organisations across the UK are under increasing pressure and financial constraints, with many facing extreme challenges to ensure a stable future.

With the additional impact of Covid-19, a culture of enterprise to build a sustainable and resilient heritage sector is needed now more than ever.

Steps to Sustainability, a new National Lottery Heritage Fund programme delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy, will provide a pathway of support to address these challenges. It will help your organisation to be ambitious, forward-thinking and deliver exciting new projects.

Who should apply?

Small to medium heritage organisations based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and those who:

  • Have an income-generating idea that is not yet fully formed.
  • Need the resources and support this programme offers to pursue this idea. 
  • Will release up to two people from your organisation, ideally a trustee and a staff member or volunteer to attend the full programme.
  • Can commit to the full programme schedule. 

The closing date for applications is 23 July 2021.

For further information visit Social Enterprise Academy website.


About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Commercial Director at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5