Resilience Heritage grants

Resilience Heritage grants

Historically (pardon the pun), heritage organisations may have been accused of being stuck in the past but an investment programme launched by the Heritage Lottery Fund last year recognises a commitment to building resilience for the future. With an annual investment of £8m and individual grants ranging from £3,000 - £250,000, Resilience Heritage grants are available to organisations in the UK who are seeking to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage in the long...

Visitor attraction consultant

Former industrial sites and visitor attractions

Former industrial sites and visitor attractions - the UK is a world leader in the clean up and regeneration of former industrial land and building and as space to build becomes increasingly scarce, developers continue to fine new and innovative uses for brownfield and other previously used sites. Despite presenting challenges such as contaminated or unstable land, these areas can offer fantastic opportunities for visitor attractions and often receive strong support from local communities and investors keen to se...

HS2 The Community and Environment Fund and Business and Local Economy Fund

HS2 has been a hot topic of conversation for several years now and discussions over value for money and environmental impacts have been high on the agenda during the election campaign. In February the first phase of the scheme from London to the West Midlands was granted Royal Assent with works due to commence in the coming year. Whilst there is still fierce opposition to the project, there are opportunities for local communities to make a positive difference as a result of the development. As the announcement w...

HS2 and visitor experiences

On Feb 23rd, HS2 received Royal Assent to begin construction. So what are the implications for visitor attractions and tourism in general? Opinions vary significantly with some, like Marketing Birmingham, saying that the improved rail network will draw more tourists out of London and have a tremendous impact on the local economy. The Environmental Statement released in November 2013 prompted a huge response with fierce opposition objecting to both the construction and operation of the new line. Complaints rel...