General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): ICO guidance for not-for-profit organisations
On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK. This will replace the current Data Protection Act and introduce new and different requirements for all sectors and organisations. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued guidance for not-for-profit organisations, which aims to answer questions regularly raised by charities and voluntary organisations.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations
On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK. This will replace the current Data Protection Act and introduce new and different requirements for all sectors and organisations. To help fundraisers understand the key parts of GDPR in relation to direct marketing and how you can lawfully contact your supporters, Institute of Fundraising have produced this guidance in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell to take you through the main questions.
A Practical Guide to HLF Grant Programmes under £100,000
A training session hosted by by Judith Carruthers, Heritage Lottery Fund Development Officer, who presented funding programmes under £100,000.
Funding for International Travel
List of sources of funding for international travel published by ICOM UK.
'What is an EU project? Free elearning course
Online learning module 'What is an EU project?' available free of charge from STEPBYSTEP2EUROPE.NET
Materials from Volunteers in Collections Care Conference
Materials from the day conference and share event of the Peer Development Group for managing Volunteers in Collections Care held at Fort Nelson on 8th November 2016.
Materials from Museum Collections Funding Fair 2016
Materials from the day conference introducing funders of museum collections projects at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth on 13th December 2016
Access Review Template
As part of Accreditation, Museums commit to regularly reviewing their access requirements responding both to legal duties as well as good customer care. This template is designed to help you guide a review of your access provision and to record priorities for improvement for the future.
EU funding 'top tips'
A helpful EU funding top tips guide, including key steps for accessing European funding and how to develop European project ideas successfully. Developed as part of the South East Museum Development Programme's Hampshire Solent European Funding Project.
EU funding ‘jargon buster’
A helpful guide to terminology used in EU funding stream documentation. Developed as part of the South East Museum Development Programme's Hampshire Solent European Funding Project.
Touring Exhibition Group - Economics of Touring Exhibitions Resources
Results of a two-year research and training programme, titled Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice, exploring the economics of touring exhibitions in the UK today
Share Academy has been researching, supporting and promoting partnership working between the Higher Education and Museums since 2012 with the support of Arts Council England. Share Academy reports, advice and guidance on museum and Higher Education collaborations can be downloaded at the Share Academy website.
Creative Communities Project Resources
The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through the Creative Communities Project Pages.
Beyond the Creative Campus: Reflections on the evolving relationship
This booklet summarises and critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy”.
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN)
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN) is funded by the AHRC to provide a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities Heritage Projects. The network's website aims to help bring together information, news and contact details for anyone involved in heritage work to access.
Materials from All Together Now! Community Engagement Seminar
Materials from the community engagement seminar "All Together Now!" held at Bursledon Brickworks on 4 December 2015
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 3
Materials from Workshop 2 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 10 May 2016.
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 2
Materials from Workshop 2 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 15 March 2016.
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 1
Materials from Workshop 1 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Westgate Hall Southampton on 17 November 2015.
Materials from Young Roots Briefing
Presentations from the 'HLF Young Roots Briefing' on Thursday 17 Spetember 2015 at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight.
Materials from Funding from the Crowd: Battersea Arts Centre Fire to The Burial of Richard III
Materials from 'Funding from the Crowd: Battersea Arts Centre Fire to The Burial of Richard III' Thursday 28 May 2015 at Winchester Discovery Centre. This event was provided by The National Funding Scheme in partnership with Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy and the South East Museum Development Programme. Participants from cultural organisations across the South of England found out more about how their organisation can raise valuable funds though DONATE, the mobile giving platform set up specifically to support arts, heritage and cultural organisations.
Materials from 'How to submit a good ACE Museum resilience fund application'
Materials from the workshop at Portsmouth City Museum on 9 June 2015. At this interactive workshop, expert Mary Godwin, Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager Museums (South West) provided guidance on how you can develop a good application.
Sources of Funding for Museums Staff: list from the Association of Art Historians
The AAH promotes the professional practice and public understanding of Art History. They have collated this list of organisations which offer funding for individuals.
Heritage Funding Helpline
Pose a question to a fundraising expert, or gain help with reviewing an application and receive fundraising advice as and when you need it.
Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy Resources
Fundraising resources generated by the Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Includes training event materials, links and tools. Topics include: communicating with donors; developing a case for support; fundraising strategies; donor segmentation.
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! - A Guide to Fundraising for Small Organisations
This report was written by nfpSynergy to try and help organisations think about their fundraising with greater realism and to improve their chances of success. It is aimed at small organisations, those (however large) who are just starting to think about raising more voluntary income or anybody else who finds it useful.
Instititute of Fundraising guidance and resources
Fundraising guides (looking at everything from fundraising for individuals, Gift Aid, data protection and solicitation statements through to raffles, auctions and public collections...) 'Five Minute Fundraiser' videos, downloads and links to useful external websites relevant to each fundraising subject area such as events, corporate partnerships and direct marketing.
List of alternative funders
A few suggestions of other organisations you may like to consider when seeking funding.
Tips and Resources for Museums
A useful booklet for museums, compiled by Rennaissance South East in June 2011.
Hampshire Solent First World War Centenary funding briefing materials
Materials from Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary funding briefing held at Carisbrooke Castle Museum on 23 January 2014.
VisitEngland Market Research
VisitEngland publishes useful research into tourism and leisure markets that museums can use both to inform their planning and to provide evidence for advocacy and funding applications. Available reports cover a wide range of topics including: future domestic leisure trends, the impact of the economic downturn on tourism behaviour; visitor satisfaction; and the potential of the 'staycation' phenomenon.
Donation Boxes in Museums
This AIM Quick Guide will support you with the box design, placement and promotion of your donation boxes, plus it offers tips on donation amounts and Gift Aid too.
CultureHive is a free resource to help you discover and share best practice in cultural marketing and fundraising, managed by the Arts Marketing Association.
Arts Award case study - Project Dinosaur
The aim of this project was to connect the Museum of Natural History to a group of young people who would not otherwise be able to access its collections. By building Arts Award into the project, it enabled young people to build on their existing skills and gain accreditation during their stay in hospital.
Creative Europe Desk UK
Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.