A three year programme aimed at helping Scotland’s heritage sector develop long-term financial security is being launched today (24th June) in Edinburgh. Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH), a sector-wide partnership led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst scheme and will deliver a programme of accessible training courses, inspirational expert led events, networking opportunities and information and resources online.
This is the first time organisations from across the heritage sector have come together to deliver a coordinated programme of support and capacity building. The partnership was awarded a grant of £452,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce the capacity building programme.
RSH is the first initiative of its kind, and is open to all staff, volunteers and trustees within the heritage sector including: projects in green spaces and urban environments; historical buildings and environment; archaeology; museums, galleries and other heritage venues; and voluntary and community groups working within heritage. The programme aims to: assist heritage organisations to realise their potential; support staff and volunteers to develop new skills; establish networks for sharing and discussion; and develop the sustainability of heritage across Scotland.