Sharing Heritage evaluation
Sharing Heritage was one of our smallest grant programme between 2013 and 2018. Grants ranged from £3,000 to £10,000 and were suitable for groups who have never applied to us before, as well as more experienced organisations.
Our evaluation found that:
- The skills developed as a result of the grant are wide ranging. For staff these skills tended to be project management, organisational and people skills. For volunteers the skills are often ‘softer skills’
- Volunteers are crucial to the success of the programme. Large numbers of projects use volunteers. They often bring specialist skills and a general commitment of time, enthusiasm and energy
- The impact of a Sharing Heritage grant can be long lasting. Most projects were able to demonstrate a degree of sustainability. This was due to developing new skills, creating new partnerships, greater networking and improved organisational profile