Resourcing Scotland's Heritage

Resourcing Scotland's Heritage

The Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage website provides a wealth of information and resources –

The site is a hub of ideas, inspiration and practical advice to help heritage groups and organisations to maximise results from their fundraising.  With local training from the experts and support from peers, volunteers, staff and trustees will find everything they need to know about successful fundraising from private sources.

The programme includes the delivery of a series of training events across Scotland. 

  • The introductory one-day course, ‘Make it Happen’, provides you with an overview of the funding landscape and focuses on developing your case for support.
  • ‘Planning to Progress’ is a one-day course which provides you with the opportunity to develop a fundraising strategy for your heritage group organisation.
  • The half-day ‘In Focus’ sessions concentrate on one topic such as ‘Case for Support’ , ‘Friends & Memberships’, ‘Trusts & Foundations’ and ‘Legacies’.

To book a place at one of the upcoming events please visit:

An overview of the 'In Focus: Introduction to Sponsorship' training course, delivered by Carl Watt of Arts & Business Scotland in September 2015.


Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) is a 4 year programme led by Arts & Business Scotland in partnership with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland.  The programme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst grants and is the first fully co-ordinated sector specific training and network strengthening programme to provide Scotland’s diverse heritage sector with the vital tools it needs to increase fundraising from private sources.  

The Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst programme, which includes £8.5million of endowment grants and £3.8million to help build fundraising capacity, is designed to help organisations diversify their income streams, attract significantly more funding by increasing their fundraising potential and help them to develop and explore innovative approaches to securing private donations.