Business Initiative Funding for Smaller UK Heritage Organisations

A national programme is inviting applications.

Funding and a programme of specialist support are available for small to medium-sized UK heritage organisations to help turn a new business idea into reality.

Applications will be accepted from small to medium-sized heritage organisations based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and those who want to attend a Scottish Gaelic language delivered programme who:

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

Eligible organisations include:

  • Charities
  • Social enterprises
  • Local authorities
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs)
  • Limited companies

Programme participants receive:

  • A 15-month package of support to develop their income generating idea
  • Access to funding of up to £10,000

The deadline for applications is 23 July 2021.