Exclusive Offers for Heritage Alliance Members During COVID-19
Details of the exclusive offers available to Heritage Alliance Members during COVID-19.
We continue to update our members through weekly communications from our CEO with guidance and support. We also regularly update our COVID-19 Guidance Hub and COVID-19 Funding Hub for the wider sector.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Heritage Alliance Members are also able to access exclusive offers and expert support, guidance and resources.
A message from Delphine, our Development and Membership Manager:
“It has been really exciting in the last few weeks to see so many Heritage Alliance members taking advantage of our exclusive COVID-19 offers. We have partnered with some great organisations to create bespoke support that is making a real difference to Heritage organisations at this difficult time (but don’t just take my word for it, see the testimonies below). Thank you to Imagemakers, Arcade, Philanthropy Company, Tricolor Associates and Bates Wells who have made this possible.
If you are a Heritage Alliance Member and haven’t taken advantage of these offers yet, this support is only an email away, just drop me a line (email@example.com).”
Imagemakers Offer Heritage Alliance Members Free Bespoke Branded COVID-19 Signage
Interpretive designers Imagemakers [Alliance member] is offering a fast track design service to develop branded signage to help you welcome back your visitors. Their bespoke designs will enable you to communicate essential messages about social distancing, visitor management and hygiene in an engaging and thoughtful way.
They have also prepared useful tips for re-opening for download from their website.
To book a free advisory consultation, please contact the Heritage Alliance’s Development & Membership Manager Delphine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arcade Support Many Heritage Alliance Members to Improve Their Digital Presence
Arcade [Alliance member], the immersive technology specialists, have been creating free virtual exhibitions for Heritage Alliance members. Heritage Alliance Members who took advantage of this offer include the Landmark Trust, National Historic Ships and Alexandra Palace.
National Historic Ships (NHS-UK) [Alliance member] is one of the organisations that has taken advantage of this offer so far:
“The NHS-UK Photography Competition is in its eleventh year and we are delighted to have been able to work with Arcade on the production of an online gallery to celebrate some of the winning entries from the last decade. This is the first time that we have created a virtual gallery of this kind and it has been great to discover new technology and different ways of showcasing the images. Having launched the gallery via social media, we are also now exploring the possibility of offering a curated tour of the space, as a different way for people to engage.
NHS-UK is a government-funded organisation which relies on grant aid to undertake project work outside of its core remit. In response to Covid-19, we have sought ways to increase our online offer and particularly to maximise promotion of the Photography Competition, which we are marketing as a lockdown activity with entries allowed from any image taken in the last two years. With no additional funds, in-house expertise or software to produce virtual exhibitions, the partnership with Arcade has offered a unique way for us to do this.
In addition to the resource itself, we hope that the support from Arcade and Heritage Alliance will expose our work and the maritime heritage sector to new audiences through joined up marketing of the gallery we have created. We have already received increased exposure in the Heritage Alliance Newsletter as a result and Arcade has also launched the gallery through the Google Expeditions app which is not something we have previously used. Each year, we look at ways to promote the competition outside of our immediate sector and particularly to appeal to younger entrants, so the fact that this has widened our audience base is of considerable benefit to us.”
Our Most Popular Offer: Free Fundraising Advice from Philanthropy Company Extended Until End of June
To help the heritage sector during the Coronavirus crisis, Philanthropy Company [Alliance member] is offering free ‘check in’ phone consultations for Heritage Alliance Members.
During a ‘check in’ call, members will be able to share fundraising plans and concerns, and in return receive information from fundraising experts.
The Philanthropy Company’s services include strategic fundraising planning, defining vision, case for support and bid writing, researching and developing prospects, managing data, mentoring and fundraising training; they will be happy to discuss how their skills could help you raise funds in the long term.
Liz Purchase, from the Philanthropy Company [Alliance member] tells us more: “We have been delighted with the response to our Heritage Alliance members offer for a no obligation 30 minute fundraising check-in call. To support the sector is wonderful, and we have been pleased to talk with a variety of members. We have been able to help them consider the best way forward on their fundraising journey during this difficult time. We are looking forward to hearing from more Heritage Alliance members.”
“Invaluable insight and practical advice” in Project Management and Re-casting from Tricolor Associates
Whether you have a project in active delivery or were planning a project or development bid which has now been thrown into question, Tricolor is offering all members of The Heritage Alliance free reprogramming, project re-casting advice and support.
The Environment Trust [Alliance member] and the Building Crafts and Conservation Foundation (BCCF) [Alliance member] are among those who have benefitted from these 1:1 sessions so far:
“The Environment Trust took part in Tricolor’s 1 to 1 session at the beginning of May to discuss a number of projects that have been impacted by Covid-19. Sarah Dowd from Tricolor was very helpful, proactive and reassuring on the call, providing practical advice that the Trust is now trying to implement. Being able to discuss our work with an external professional and to receive their insight was invaluable. Sarah has also taken the time to follow up with us to provide additional project support. We would recommend others taking advantage of the sessions on offer.”
“I am writing to say how much we in the Building Crafts and Conservation Foundation have appreciated being able to use the scheme. For small organisations like ours, especially with Covid-19, we don’t always know what to do next. Putting us in touch with Sarah Dowd of Tricolor was incredibly useful. In just two Zoom sessions we gained so much help. Although fund raising for our barn conversion is on hold, we have other things to think about and deal with. Sarah is a delight to work with but I expect you know that already.”
Free Legal Advice from Bates Wells
Our legal partner Bates Wells have been offering Alliance members free legal advice, especially on how COVID-19 may affect organisations, operations and employees.
“The free legal advice call offer from HA partner Bates Wells was really useful to Maritime Heritage Trust [Alliance member]. Like other heritage organisations we have accrued various governance changes over the years and our attempts to rationalise and move to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) structure were in danger of stalling. In this call we had good advice on the issues from Bate Wells who clearly know the sector well and that will enable us to move forward.”
We will also hold exclusive legal roundtable discussions for our members in the coming weeks, see more information in ‘Bates Wells Legal Corner’ and look-out for communications from our CEO on this offer.
To find out more and book any of these sessions, please contact the Heritage Alliance’s Development & Membership Manager, Delphine, at email@example.com.
Not Already a Member of The Heritage Alliance?
We understand what challenging times heritage organisations are facing at the moment. If you aren’t yet an Alliance member, this might be the right opportunity for you to join, as alongside this free support, we would:
- represent your asks, needs and concerns in our weekly meeting with DCMS and fortnightly ministerial meetings;
- Connect you to other organisations across the sector through our advocacy groups and networks;
- Promote your events/jobs/content through Heritage Update for free- reaching over 14k inboxes in the sector, to give you visibility at this critical time.
If you want to learn more, speak to Delphine at firstname.lastname@example.org.