The fundraising landscape is changing rapidly.  Public sector cut-backs continue to create pressures on grant-making trusts increasing competition across the board.  Bids need to be stronger than ever before. 

We help clients develop, successfully apply for and deliver projects that secure great outcomes for heritage, people and communities.


Our expertise covers many aspects of our cultural, built and natural heritage.  We have experience of working for and with a range of organisations including Heritage, Transport, Wildlife and Community Trusts,  park and landscape organisations, museums,  community groups and social enterprises, local authorities, National Parks and AONBs , parish and parochial councils.

Phil Collins is currently a member of the SW Committee of HLF and has successfully raised substantial funds for projects and developed sustainable income streams for a number of not for profit organisations.


We offer a range of specialist advice and consultancy services including:

  • evidence of need reports

  • developing and testing your case for support

  • prospect research

  • fundraising scoping reports

  • fundraising strategies

  • capital and revenue fundraising

  • bid preparation

  • grants and trust applications

  • Lottery applications

  • fundraising events

  • on-line fundraising campaigns

Heritage Lottery Applications

The Heritage Lottery is the largest dedicated funder of Heritage in the UK.   We can help develop and deliver applications and projects relating to a number of HLF  Grant Programmes  including:


Sharing Heritage £3-10k

Our Heritage £10-100k

Heritage Grants >£100k

Heritage Enterprise £100k  - £5M

Townscape Heritage £100k - £2M

Parks for People £100k - £5M

Landscape Partnerships £100k  - 3M

Transition £10 - 100k

Skills for the Future £100k - £750k

First World War: then and now £3-10k

Young Roots £10-50k

Kick the Dust £500k - 1M

Grants for Places of Worship £10k - 250k

Project development

We can help develop HLF applications for any of these schemes.  


We provide the following:

  • collections management plans

  • museum accreditation support

  • management and maintenance plans

  • conservation management plans

  • learning plans

  • community engagement plans

  • volunteering plans

  • activity plans

  • audience development plans


Where appropriate we are happy to work as part of a project team providing one or more of the above as part of the development  of your project.

Project management

We offer project support in the delivery of heritage based projects across the country, whether within the built or natural environment.

Project evaluation

We undertake project evaluations as part of their completion.



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