They aimed to encourage more private giving to culture and heritage, and to build the capacity and skills of cultural and heritage organisations to fundraise from private donors, corporate sources, trusts and foundations.
Catalyst: Umbrella grants were developed to offer eligible Umbrella bodies grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to deliver a range of services to support heritage organisations to increase their capacity to fundraise and diversify income.
A total of £3.46 million was awarded to nine Umbrella organisations to deliver a variety of capacity building services, learning and networking opportunities to heritage organisations. The Umbrella projects are currently delivering programmes of activity tailored to different geographical areas and heritage sectors.
Catalyst: Umbrella grants are expected to achieve the following outcomes:
Outcome for heritage
- heritage will be better managed
Outcomes for people
- people will have developed skills
Outcome for communities
- organisations will be more resilient
This programme is closed to applications.