11 Nov 2019
WCVA is inviting heritage organisations in Wales to apply for dedicated development support from our Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project.
We have funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to work
with 29 heritage organisations from across Wales, providing them
with free, in depth and dedicated coaching to help their
organisation to develop one or more of the following areas of
organisational management: governance, fundraising, marketing and
social media, business planning, impact measurement and reporting
and project management.
To be eligible for support from Catalyst Cymru,
- Have charitable purposes. Eligible organisations include
unincorporated associations, community groups, registered
charities, CIOs, CICs, Community Benefit Societies) Non-charitable
organisations may apply in conjunction with a charitable
organisation. For example, a partnership between an Unincorporated
Association and a local authority who are supporting the UA to
establish a charity to manage a heritage site would be eligible.
Local authorities will not be accepted alone. NB: CICs must be
limited by guarantee to be eligible.
- have a minimum of three trustees or directors in line with best
practice and Charity Commission requirements.
- Heritage must feature in your charitable purposes, either
explicitly or implicitly. Simply working out of a listed building,
for example, does not meet these criteria - the organisation would
need to be weaving the heritage of the building into their
- Any museums applying to the project must either be accredited,
or known to CyMAAL (Museums, Archives, Arts and Libraries
Wales) as working towards accreditation
WCVA are keen to work together with the coaches and participants
on the Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project to support as
many heritage organisations as possible. We are therefore asking
that recipients of coaching commit to providing two days of peer
mentoring support to other heritage organisations. Through the
Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project, WCVA will provide
training to peer mentor volunteers and match them to an
organisation who would benefit from this support. This will take
place during year two (2020-2021) of the project.
To register your interest in participating and to be sent an
application pack and form, please contact Alison Pritchard,
Catalyst Manager, on 02920 435 763 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.