We have partnered with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to promote a stronger heritage sector that supports a connected, inclusive society. We are launching a brand new programme for leaders of these heritage organisations.

Register interest in the 2021-22 programme

Are you looking to strengthen the financial resilience and governance capabilities of your heritage organisation? This programme will offer eight months of capacity building support for a broad range of heritage sector organisations from across the UK.

We’ll support you to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes you need to develop enterprise models and deepen social and/or environmental impact. You will be part of a safe and supportive group of like-minded peers.

The Heritage Trade Up Programme will support 52 organisations across the UK, with:

  • Eight days of cohort-based learning between October 2021 – June 2022 
  • Up to £10,00 Match Trading grant*
  • Support network of like-minded peers

The application window opens in February 2021 – register your interest to be alerted when recruitment goes live!

    We promise to only contact you about this programme, in line with our Data Protection Policy.*


Programme locations

Programme delivery will run out of four locations in London, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Scotland. We encourage applications from across the UK and will reimburse travel expenses.


If  you need any of the information about this programme in another format, please let us know on 0207 089 9120 or alisha.mulhall@sse.org.uk and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.


We recognise that discrimination of all sorts infiltrates every part of our society, and we are working hard to counter that wherever we find it. To that end, we actively encourage applications from organisations that represent underrepresented groups and celebrate heritage for all. We will support the diverse and vibrant heritage sector to be more sustainable and support it to build a connected and inclusive society. No educational qualifications are needed to join our programmes.

We look forward to hearing from you.


*You can read more about our innovative Match Trading grant here