Skills for the Future
The Skills for the Future programme is focused on creating paid, high quality opportunities for new entrants to the heritage sector, and helping to sustain the heritage sector in the longer term.
We will give priority to projects which set ambitious and credible targets for the recruitment of trainees, with the aim of broadening the demographic profile of the heritage workforce.
Applications go through a two-round process. This is so you can apply at an early stage of planning your project and get an idea of whether you're likely to receive a grant. Then you can send us your detailed proposals. At the first round you can also ask for funding to develop your project.
If you've got a question about applying, or delivering your project, join our Online Community to get friendly advice from grantees who've already been there and done it themselves.
You can also read a range of evaluation reports that measured the impact of our previous Skills for the Future programmes on the research and evaluation section of the website.
During June and July 2016 we held eight Skills for the Future workshops across the UK. The presentation and feedback from these workshops can be found in our Online Community.
We must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by 12 noon on:
- 13 October 2016 for a decision in February 2017
Second-round applications and supporting documents must be received within six months of the first-round decision.