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Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway launch Emergency Appeal After Landslide

Museums, heritage attractions and other groups have been battling to come to terms with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic and many have launched very successful campaigns to raise much needed funds to help them survive in such uncertain times. If this was not enough some organisations have had even more challenges to overcome!

On the evening of Tuesday 11th and in the early hours of Wednesday 12th August, much of Scotland was battered by severe thunderstorms. During a subsequent inspection of the Bo’ness Kinneil Railway, the Scottish Railway Preservation Society Civil Engineer identified multiple landslips along approximately a mile-long stretch of the railway. The line was declared unfit for traffic and the railway closed to all trains.

The worst of the landslips has occurred on a steep embankment near ‘High Bridge’. A geo-structural engineer has inspected the site and the railway has estimated that this damage may cost £100,000 to repair.

The significant damage to the line could not have come at worse time: a limited reopening of the Bo’ness Kinneil Railway was planned in mid-September, after a lengthy closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has it’s income at a record low.

The railway has launched a fundraising appeal at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=SRPSlandslide


Image: courtesy Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Major prize with Mini for National Motor Museum visitor

Lord Montagu has handed the keys for a brand new Mini Cooper Convertible to the winner of the National Motor Museum Trust 2017 Prize Draw at Beaulieu.

NMMT raffle prize (l-r) Wendy Manley, Jim Manley and Lord Montagu

Jim Manley from Epsom, Surrey, and his wife Wendy were presented with the sporty white soft-top outside the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House. Auto electrician Jim, who bought his winning raffle ticket (number 20808) during a day out visit to Beaulieu, said: “When I got the call to say I had won, I really thought it was a wind-up, and it took a while before the penny dropped! This is absolutely brilliant.

The annual prize draw offers the chance to win a car for a £2 ticket and raises money for the National Motor Museum Trust, a charitable organisation which is dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history.

For a chance to win the 2018 National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw, tickets are going on sale at £2 for next year’s car which will be a stylish Fiat 500C TwinAir open-top city car. Runners-up prizes include a tour for three around the New Forest in a car from the museum collection, including a pit-stop at the Beaulieu Chocolate Studio for a demonstration and tasty treats, as well as a seat in a trust car in the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.   For more information and terms and conditions see  www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/car_prize_draw.


Another round of the highly successful ‘Giving To Heritage’ programme has now been announced 

HLF sponsorship of the GTH programme means that workshops are offered at the highly – subsidised rate of £20 per person. There are 12 to 15 places available at each workshop. Booking is available at www.givingtoheritage.org.uk

In-house workshops are also available for organisations who would like a GTH training subject delivered exclusively for them.

(M) indicates a Masterclass. These workshops are suitable for more experienced fundraisers and delegates as well as those who have already attended the same workshop subject earlier in the GTH programme.

How and When to Apply for Social Investment Funds  –  NEW

27 September 2016, London, Stephens House & Gardens

1 November 2016, Manchester, International Anthony Burgess Centre

2 February 2017, Bristol, SS Great Britain

May 2017, Birmingham

June 2017, London


How To Set Up a Community Shares Project –  NEW

9 December 2016, The Theatres Trust, London

April 2017, Manchester


Structuring Your Heritage Organisation for Fundraising – NEW

 8 December 2016, London, The Theatres Trust

June 2017, Manchester, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House


Crowdfunding for Heritage Organisations and Utilising Your Networks for Fundraising – NEW

4 October 2016, London, Stephens House & Gardens

7 February 2017, Manchester, International Anthony Burgess Centre


Measuring, Communicating & Sharing the Impact of Heritage Organisations to Funders – NEW

19 October 2016, London, Kelmscott House

18 May 2017, Bath, Museum of Bath at Work


Creating a Case for Support for Your Heritage Organisation                                     

27 June 2016, London, The Theatres Trust

23 February 2017, Newcastle, Live Theatre


Heritage Fundraising Planning: Putting Your Strategy Into Action

15 September 2016, York, National Railway Museum

22 November 2016, Bristol, SS Great Britain (M)

1 February 2017, Birmingham, The Coffin Works (M)

15 March 2017, Telford, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

23 June 2017, London, The Theatres Trust (M)


Understanding Fundraising: The Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees in Heritage Organisations

14 September 2016, Birmingham, The Coffin Works

27 April 2017, Bristol, SS Great Britain


Legacy Fundraising for Heritage Organisations

1 July 2016, Museum of Bath at Work

26 January 2017, Cambridge University (M)

9 May 2017, London, Kelmscott House (M)


Major Donor Fundraising for Heritage Organisations                                                                  

21 June 2016, Manchester, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

3 November 2016, London, The Theatres Trust

7 December 2016, Manchester, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House (M)

9 March 2017, Oxford Castle (M)


Securing Support for Your Heritage Organisation from Grant-Making Trusts & Foundations

10 November 2016, Coventry Transport Museum

18 January 2017, London, Kelmscott House


Digital & Social Media for Heritage Organisations

6 October 2017, Leeds, Thackray Medical Museum

5 April 2017, Derby Museum


Corporate Partnerships for Heritage Organisations

21 June 2016, London, Kelmscott House

2 December 2016, Woking, The Lightbox (M)

2 March 2017, London, The Theatres Trust (M)

June 2017, Birmingham, The Coffin Works (M)




News from the GTH team – don’t miss out on their workshops!


There are only six months of the Giving to Heritage programme left!

If you’ve not taken advantage of our workshops yet there is not much time left in which to do so. If you have attended, then why not join us again and expand your knowledge, exploring new areas and themes. Coming up are workshops on:

  • Digital and Social Media for Heritage Organisations
  • Developing Corporate Partnerships
  • Audience profiling and marketing
  • Legacy Marketing
  • Events and Community fundraising

All these plus workshops on other heritage fundraising fundamentals such as the importance of building a Case for Support, Major Donor Fundraising as well as securing funds from Trusts and Foundations.


1 to 1 Support in Liverpool – October 20th

The Giving to Heritage Team are delighted to be attending the ‘Reconnections – Industrial Maritime & Transport Heritage’ conference in Liverpool on Tuesday 20th October.

We are already taking bookings for 30 minute 1-to-1 support sessions with expert fundraising consultant Julia Worthington. To take advantage of these please email heritage@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk to book your place! Booking will be taken on a first come first served basis! Click here for more information.

If you cant join us, log on!

Our programme of webinars is in full swing. Thank you to all that have participated so far and if you’ve missed one already you can watch on-demand on our website.

For our next webinar we are joined by IoF expert Valentine Morby and Development Consultant Melanie Stoutzker who will be giving an insight and case study on the important of effective leadership when planning fundraising campaigns.

This will be broadcast on Thursday October 8th at 1pm…

As always, if you have any questions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us at: heritage@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Or let us know what you think of the project so far @givingtoheritag

Best wishes,

Ed Stannard and the Giving to Heritage Team

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