Useful LinksResourcing Scotland’s Heritage partners have useful information about fundraising on their websites:
You can view all of the Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage video case studies on our YouTube Channel:
Other useful links include:
OSCR – Guide to being a Charity in Scotland
Information on how to claim Gift Aid on your donations
Think about fundraising from the donors point of view
A free online tool to search all of the digital data held on the UK register of companies
The Heritage Index
An online tool to help you to understand the heritage assets and activities in your area
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe
A report providing evidence for the value of cultural heritage across Europe.
News and ideas on fundraising in the UK
Tools and resources to help you to measure your impact.
NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit
Advice and support for community organisations including ‘how-to’ guides on impact.
Business Survival Toolkit
Practical tools to assist cultural and heritage organisations to become more financially sustainable.
The AmbITion Scotland website includes resources on digital fundraising.
- Social Media for Fundraising Online – s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ambition-downloads/23970593-How-to-Social-Media-for-Fundraising-Online.pdf
- Digital Fundraising Webinar – www.getambition.com/2011/11/digitalfundraising
A comprehensive collection of fundraising content from around the world, including resources, articles and case studies.
Information on third sector funding for SCVO members.
Institute of Fundraising
General information on fundraising.
Trustees and Fundraising – A Practical Guide:
Proud to be a fundraiser toolkit:
Code of Fundraising Practice
Princes Regeneration Trust
Information on making a business case for historic building projects and guides to good governance are available on this site
Building Resource, Investment and Community Knowledge is an education programme designed by the Princes Regeneration Trust to build skills and expertise for community groups looking to start or develop a heritage regeneration project.
Giving to Heritage
Information on The Heritage Alliance’s partnership with the Institute of Fundraising
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! – A Guide to fundraising for small organisations
Funds for Historic Buildings
A comprehensive guide to funding for anyone seeking to repair, restore or convert for a new use any historic building in the United Kingdom.
A series of funding guides are available on this website which focus on delivering a successful capital campaign – the emphasis is on church capital campaigns but the tools and resources are useful for all types of campaigns.
Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise with this FREE online search facility provided by SCVO.
Grants & Funding Schemes
Below are links to specific funding schemes and online funding directories
Heritage Lottery Fund
HLF is the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage
Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland provides a number of grant and funding schemes to support bodies and individuals in the protection, education and promotion of the historic environment.
Scottish Natural Heritage
SNH grants focus on projects that get more people and communities actively involved in and caring for Scotland’s nature and landscapes.
Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS)
MGS provides funding and investment to support museums.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)
The AHF provide grants and loans to support the rescue and restoration of historic buildings.
The Heritage Alliance Funding Directory
The Directory is a free, easy to use guide to potential sources of support, financial and otherwise, for anyone seeking to undertake projects related to the heritage of the United Kingdom.
Your National Lottery – Good Causes
Here you can search for the right National Lottery funding programme for your project or activity.
Arts & Business Scotland – Culture and Business Scotland Fund
Grants to encourage new business sponsorship of the arts, including Heritage, within Scotland.
For advice on applying for grants please see:
Association of Charitable Foundations
There are a number of sources of information for researching grant-‐making trusts and foundations, many of which involve a subscription charge such as GRANTFinder www.grantfinder.co.uk or Trustfunding http://www.trustfunding.org.uk/
Online Fundraising Platforms
There are many online platforms which can be used for mobile fundraising and crowdfunding purposes, here are a few examples.
The Big Give
Provides a secure platform for donors to search for and contribute to charities and charitable projects from all sectors.
Originally set up to support the arts sector, this online donations platform now supports charities in all sectors.
A crowdfunding platform designed specifically for archaeology and heritage organisations.
Other Crowdfunding sites include:
Other charity fundraising sites include:
Virgin Money Giving
For further information and to find the right online platform for your organisation, see
Nesta’s CrowdingIn site
Where do you start with Crowdfunding?
Find out more with this presentation by Kirsty Burnham
How might you use social media as part of your fundraising or crowdfunding campaign? Thunderclap is one tool you could use: