Steps to Sustainability – Building a Sustainable Heritage Sector – applications open

AIM is pleased to be partnering with The Social Enterprise Academy as they open applications for their new National Lottery Heritage Fund project – Steps to Sustainability!

This opportunity will provide a pathway for 60 heritage organisations across the UK to be ambitious, forward thinking and deliver exciting new projects. Participants will be asked to bring a business idea to the programme which they will have the opportunity to develop throughout the duration of the programme and unlock funding of up to £10,000.

What to expect:

  • 5 month programme of activities, including masterclass, webinar, good practice panel
  • 9 month development period including access to coaching / business mentoring
  • Funding of up to £10,000 to help shape the success of the business idea
  • Resources and toolkits
  • A supported journey of development with the opportunity to mix with other heritage organisations from across the UK at connect sessions, webinars and masterclasses.
  • Participation fee of £50 per person per organisation.

More details can be found at the social enterprise academy website or email

We held an information session with Social Enterprise Academy and AIM members, but if you missed it, you can see the slides from the presentation here>>