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About Heritage Compass

About Heritage Compass


Heritage Compass is open for applications again! 


In 2020 Cause4 launched Heritage Compass - a brand-new Business Support Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working with our consortium partners Creative United and the Arts Marketing Association this new programme has been designed to grow resilience and invigorate the heritage sector across England.


Now in June 2021 we are delighted to be opening up applications to the programme once more. Thanks to additional funding from the Heritage Fund, we are looking to welcome an extra 150 organisations to the programme.

Heritage Compass is supporting the sector to develop essential skills in business planning, audience development, leadership and change management, with the aim of creating a better connected, informed and resilient heritage landscape across England. 


Participating organisations will benefit from a range of training, mentoring and peer learning, through which each organisation will develop a clear business plan, a developed income strategy and the tools and knowledge to respond to their specific needs and challenges. The 12-month project is free to take part in and there are a number of access grants are available to ensure that all organisations are able to engage fully. 


We have a wonderful and diverse mix of organisations taking part so far and applications for the next round of recruitment will open on Friday 14th May and close at midday 30th June. 


You can download the recruitment pack below for all of the information, or contact the Heritage Compass team on heritage.compass@cause4.co.uk

Apply for Heritage Compass here! 


Still have questions about the programme? On the 18th June from Midday to 1pm, Head of Programme Shirley Lundstram and funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be coming together to answer your questions about the programme and heritage across England as the sector recovers. 


Join us and speak directly to the programme leads about how we can help you!