Heritage Compass

Heritage Compass

In 2020, Cause4 launches Heritage Compass - a brand-new Business Support Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working with our consortium partners Creative United and the Arts Marketing Association this new programme has been designed to grow resilience and invigorate the heritage sector across England.

Over two years, we will be working with 150 small or medium heritage organisations from across the country. This new programme is designed to allow a wide range of heritage organisations to build their resilience through working together, as well as developing their individual strategies. Organisations will gain tailored training, mentoring and peer learning, developing strategy and moving forward as part of a dynamic new cohort of Heritage organisations.

Applications for organisations wishing to take part in the programme will be accepted throughout the rest of 2020 with two options to apply by the 6th November 2020, or the 16th December 2020. The programme will start in late January 2021. 

Sign up to our National Lottery Heritage Fund mailing list here to keep up to date with the latest announcements and other information about the programme.

Download the recruitment pack.

Apply now.


Course Staff

Michelle Wright

Michelle is the Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy funded by Arts Council England, which she set up in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and the University of Leeds in 2013.

David Johnson

David Johnson has joined Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy as Head of Programme to help grow and deliver the programme as it moves into the Arts Council England funded National Portfolio as a sector support organisation. David joins from the Albany, an arts centre and social enterprise in Deptford, London, where he was Head of Development.

Helen Jenkins

Helen Jenkins has worked in fundraising for longer than she cares to remember, but is prepared to admit to over 20 years.

In her early career Helen specialised in events for charities, organising overseas challenges and large events.  She then worked abroad with VSO, an experience which changed her life.