Training & Events
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is delivering a series of training courses and events across Scotland. The venues for each of the events will be based on demand for the courses and travel bursaries are available to support your attendance.
Are you ready to take part in a Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage training course? Our training is best suited to registered charities and constituted community groups. Take a walk through our simple question and answer page to determine which course is right for you. For further information on setting up a charity in Scotland please see the OSCR website.
We have two main training courses and a series of ‘In Focus’ events. For further information on the courses please read our full course descriptions for ‘Fundraising: Make it Happen’, ‘Fundraising: Planning to Progress’ and the ‘In Focus’ sessions.
If you are interested in any particular event or fundraising topic please do get in touch – we may be able to bring an event to your area firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register for the events you would like to attend below. We ask that no more than two representatives from each organisation attend an event. Please note a nominal attendance fee is charged for each of the events.
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In conversation: Fundraising for Heritage Trustees (Aberdeen)
February 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) for the second of our ‘In Conversation’ evenings – part of the RSH Trustees’ Forum event series, supporting Boards and Trustees to increase fundraising effectiveness through focused briefing sessions and peer-learning events.
For the second ‘In Conversation’ event, chair Catherine Holden will be joined by a panel of expert guests, to share their experiences, insights and tips on fundraising for the heritage sector. The panel will be comprised of individuals working with both large and small organisations; those in the thick of a fundraising campaign, or with a campaign behind or ahead of them, and others focusing on revenue fundraising.
Participating in the evening’s panel discussion will be –
Jon Tyler – Chair of Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust
The Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust was set-up in 2007 to take over the remaining building and turntable of the former Ferryhill locomotive depot, restore it and transform the site into a working railway heritage site for the North East of Scotland. Jon and the team have already had success with applications to a variety of charitable trusts and foundations and are working in partnership with the North East Scotland Preservation Trust.
John Rahtz – Trustee of Grampian Transport Museum
The Grampian Transport Museum is an independent, accredited museum which is entirely self funded and has a turnover of £400k. John has been a trustee in Grampian Transport Museum for six years and was chairman until September 2017. During that period the museum raised funds for a £300k capital development project with a combinations of grants, local funding and Scottish Government support.
Doreen Wood – Chair of Braemar Community Ltd
The organisation looks after Braemar Castle. They have been on an interesting fundraising journey over the last 10 years and have recently recruited a part-time fundraiser. The current major project is the restoration and operation of Braemar Castle. A lease deal with Invercauld Estate was negotiated and completed in February 2007 when BCL took over the castle on behalf of the community. Volunteers are involved both in the day to day operation of the castle as well as in fundraising for the restoration and conservation work. To date £400,00 has been raised, which has allowed urgent repair work on the roof to be completed. Fundraising will continue to improve facilities, to build a Visitor Centre and improve the grounds.
This informal, interactive event will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from experienced professionals, participate in an open discussion and to hear reflections on fundraising in the sector. Whilst designed for trustees of heritage organisations, we would welcome anyone working or volunteering in the heritage sector to attend.
There will also be an opportunity for networking and discussion with peers, with refreshments provided throughout the evening.