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Impact Heritage CIC Welcomes You

Doing Business the Right Way

Our Aims

Enable access to vulnerable collections through collection care and conservation. Identify potential risks from storage and display environments, handling, physical or material stability or security.

Extend the lifespan of specialised and vulnerable collections by training and educating volunteers and all those who interact with the collection. We want you to have the skills to care for them into the future and bring them to life.

Support collections care staff and volunteers with simple costings and clear explanations of the needs of the collection that will enable external funding. Our support also extends to archive-based collections which may be under-utilised by the community through lack of resources. We aim to improve access by making the collection more materially stable and by engaging the wider community in their heritage through displays, talks and advocacy.

Connect heritage groups with professionals that can help them to achieve their own
aims, whether that is access, display, outreach or physical conservation treatment.

Raise the profile of conservation and create more links within conservation groups.

Explore methods of creating sustainable revenue streams from the collection to
enable it to be cared for and accessed in the future.

Transform collections from being seen as potential liabilities to assets that may be used for
fundraising, community engagement and wider influence.


Launching Today!

We are a new Community Interest Company called Impact Heritage. During lockdown last year we decided to explore working with community archives as our focus.

We believe that archive collections, big and small, are the very stuff that communities are made of and we want to help all kinds of communities care for their collections and access the resources they need, whether it’s conservation know-how, applying for grants or just being on the end of a phone for advice.

Ann-Marie Miller, Ruth Stevens and Ian Watson are all accredited members of Icon, with over 45 years of experience. Based in the south we hope that our reach will extend throughout the UK and beyond.

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