Wales's heritage and environmental organisations are being offered the chance to give their fundraising a major boost through Catalyst Cymru’s executive coaching programme.

Delivered by leading Welsh heritage fundraising consultancy The Funding Centre, the coaching - which needs to be applied for and has a closing date of December 7th - would normally cost thousands of pounds.

The executive coaching package will help organisations increase their skills, confidence and knowledge to fundraise from private and other income sources to sustain their future and be more resilient and capable of securing appropriate and diverse funding sources.
Applicants must be a heritage organisation as described by the Heritage Lottery Fund ( looking-funding/what-we-fund):
• Buildings and Monuments
• Community Heritage
• Cultures and Memories
• Land and natural heritage
• Industrial, maritime and transport
• Museums, libraries and archives

The Coaching is open to organisations irrespective of their size or fundraising experience.  The package is flexible but could include problem solving sessions and training delivered in face-to-face meetings, phone/skype calls and emails.

Priority will be given to projects which show an organisational commitment to fundraising, which have the potential to demonstrate a step-change in fundraising, and which are willing to share the results of their training.

You can apply by downloading an application form here

Catalyst Cymru - Heritage Fundraising is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and run by a partnership of third sector umbrella body Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), the Welsh Government's CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, and The Funding Centre.

The programme is part of a broader partnership initiative between HLF, DCMS and Arts Council England, which aims to encourage private giving to culture and heritage, and to build the capacity and skills of cultural and heritage organisations to fundraise from private donors, corporate sources, trusts and foundations.

For more information on how to apply, contact Richard Roberts on or ring on 01970-631148.