National Lottery Heritage Fund business planning for built and natural heritage projects

We specialise in preparing business plans for National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund (formerly Heritage Lottery Fund) projects. This includes market assessments and audience research, option appraisals, advice on governance and staffing, competitive analysis, visitor modelling, developing forecast trading profiles, developing marketing plans along with, preparing risk assessments and evaluation plans.

What helps us to delivery robust business plans for National Lottery Heritage Fund projects?

Our sister company operates CONKERS, a 120 acre woodland discovery and adventure centre; the National Brewery Centre (the former Bass Museum), a major heritage experience in Burton upon Trent; Kent Life, a heritage park in Maidstone and the Cotswold Country Park and Beach. This hands-on experience of developing and managing attractions on a day-to-day basis is of real benefit.   The attractions include event programmes, education services, membership schemes, activity programmes, catering and retail offers and volunteer programmes. This helps to bring a strong sense of financial realism to the National Lottery Heritage Fund business planning projects we work on.  We are more than happy to provide study tours of these attractions.

While we don’t prepare audience development plans, interpretation plans or designs, we regularly work with activity planners, interpretation experts, architects and designers. So we can bring together or slot into an existing multi-disciplinary project team if required to support your National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

We have worked on a number of exciting and challenging National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly Heritage Lottery Fund) business planning projects. These include The Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury, Houghton Hall Park in Dunstable and Bowring Park in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Follow the link to find out about our National Lottery Heritage Fund planning projects.

How can we help?

Do you need to prepare a business plan for a National Lottery Heritage Fund project? If you do please don’t hesitate to phone or email Richard Linington on