The State of Heritage Funding Now

The State of Heritage Funding Now

Can you spare us 10 minutes to contribute to new research for the heritage sector?

Our definition of heritage includes:

Archaeology | Archives & collections | Community heritage | Historic buildings & monuments | Industrial, maritime & transport | Intangible heritage (such as stories, traditions and concepts) | Land & biodiversity (including urban green spaces and parks) | Libraries | Museums

To ensure your heritage organisation’s information is included, please complete the short survey to be found in the link below:
Deadline: 7 June 2018:

Currently there is no major research into the funding landscape for the heritage sector in Scotland. In the culmination of Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) it has become clear how crucial a report of this kind would be. The RSH partners have commissioned the research report The State of Heritage Funding Now.

The sector will benefit from this useful and publicly available resource. The report will:

  • Raise awareness of the current funding landscape for the heritage sector from public, private and charitable sources.
  • Act as a discussion paper to reflect on developments within the sector over the last 3-5 years.
  • Identify possible next steps, moving forward from the RSH programme delivery which comes to an end in June 2018.

All individual responses will be treated in the strictest confidence with analysis and reporting anonymised unless agreed with respondents.

The research will build on the existing evaluation work already conducted as part of the RSH programme.

The RSH partners encourage a strong response from the heritage sector to ensure that the survey can deliver robust and representative data on the funding mix and funding experiences of different types and locations of heritage groups and organisations. Please support the project by completing the survey on the above link.

Any questions in the first instance should be directed to the research project manager Andy Parkinson from Consilium Research & Consultancy on 07713 357389 or email Further information about the RSH Programme or the scope of this research should be directed to Carl Watt, Head of Programmes, Arts & Business Scotland at

RSH is a four-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.