Heritage compass

Reinvigorate your business model through the Heritage Compass Programme

Mary Swinden Business support, News

Reinvigorate your business model through the Heritage Compass Programme

Are your local heritage services and organisations re-opening and looking to reinvigorate their business model?

Perhaps you work with a library, leisure trust, green space, museum or gallery and are looking for a way to help them with a little extra business support?

Well – you might be interested in Cause4‘s FREE Heritage Compass Programme!

Heritage Compass supports the sector to develop essential business development skills, with the aim of creating a more informed, resilient and better connected heritage landscape.

Since early 2021 they have been working with more than 100 small to medium-sized heritage organisations to develop fundamental skills in business planning, audience development, leadership and change.

‘The range of topics covered within this programme and the opportunities to benefit from expert advice and the experiences of the other candidates is invaluable as we seek to diversify income streams so that we can remain a vibrant and valued community organisation.’  – Nantwich Museum, Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority

Now in July 2021, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, they’re on the lookout for 150 more organisations to join the next cohort!

The programme is filled with a mix of organisations and experiences from across the country. They are already working with a number of organisations operating in connection with local authorities including Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Museums and Galleries, Upper Norwood Library Hub and Salford Community Leisure.

Apply now, and you will receive 12 months of totally free business support. This means training, symposia, critical friend support, mentoring and more.

It also means, most importantly, you will get the chance to work with a whole new network of 300 brilliant heritage organisations across the country.

Find out more and apply