The Giving Value project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has been put together to support the UK archives sector in improving its fundraising knowledge, skills and capacity. The project came together in response to Funding the Archive Sector, a detailed piece of research into funding and capacity issues in the archive sector.

We are planning a three year programme of activities together with our partners The Archives and Records Association, The Welsh Government via CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the Scottish Council on Archives and the Institute of Fundraising.

What will the Giving Value project deliver?

  • 130 training sessions throughout the UK
  • webinars
  • online resources including a diagnostic toolkit
  • online communities and forums
  • case studies
  • mentoring

What topics will the training cover?

  • financial preparedness
  • advocacy and building a case for support
  • first steps in developing a fundraising plan
  • capital campaigns
  • running fundraising events
  • individual giving: crowd-sourcing, legacies and relationship management
  • measuring outcomes and commissioning

How can I find out more?

Roadshow events introducing the programme will be running in all regions in September/October 2014.  These will:

  • give participants an overview of the whole programme of training and support
  • provide taster sessions of the training modules
  • include talks from heritage professionals on fundraising successes and lessons learned
  • give participants guidance on how to get involved and engage with the programme

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • September 22 - Glamorgan
  • September 30 - Manchester
  • October 6 - Scotland
  • October 7 - London
  • Octobr 21 - Durham
  • October 23 - Gloucester

We will be keeping everyone informed of events as they are scheduled using our usual communication channels. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact the Programme Manager at

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