29 August 2016back

Outer Hebrides to benefit from four days of heritage fundraising training

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) is to spend four days on the Outer Hebrides next month in a bid to promote financial sustainability among the islands’ heritage sector. RSH is a sector-wide partnership led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst scheme.


Since its launch in 2014, RSH has been delivering a programme of accessible training courses, inspirational expert led events and networking opportunities throughout Scotland. In September, RSH will deliver a four day programme on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Benbecula taking the training off the mainland and making it accessible to more remote communities. The move follows a successful two day visit to Orkney last year.

RSH Project Manager Louise Downing said: “Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is delighted to be visiting the Outer Hebrides next month to deliver four days of fundraising training. The islands are home to a rich, vibrant heritage sector featuring assets such as the newly opened Museum Nan Eilean at Lews Castle where two of our events are taking place.”

Over four days RSH will deliver its Fundraising: Make it Happen course as well as running surgeries offering advice on legacy fundraising and applying to charitable trusts and foundations.

RSH was recently awarded over a quarter of a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to extend for a fourth year. The initiative developed to help Scotland’s heritage sector develop long-term financial security will now run until the end of March 2018.

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"The islands are home to a rich, vibrant heritage sector featuring assets such as the newly opened Museum Nan Eilean at Lews Castle where two of our events are taking place.”

Louise Downing, RSH Project Manager