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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.


We are Impact Heritage, who are you?

We want to get to know you. You have a community archive or collection with a story to tell. Sometimes these archives can be difficult to access and that is a shame, but with our help and funding from great organisations we can put that to rights.

Did you know that millions of pounds are allocated to charitable works every year? That includes the big funders such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council, England as well as a host of less well known but consistent funding organisations such as The Pilgrim Trust and the Livery Companies.

These organisations are there to allocate money to projects that improve our well-being as a nation. Looking after vulnerable community collections is a way we can make sure all our stories and journeys are represented in our cultural lives.

Now, due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic we are in danger of losing valuable assets through no fault of our own. If Impact Heritage can help save even one community collection or archive during this most difficult of times, then we will be happy.

Contact us and tell us about your archive or collection.

Look at this archive. Every ham radio operator has a 'tag' identifying themselves - this brilliant archive at Amberley Museum displays the wide variety of tags issued, including the one used by Barbara Dunn, the first female ham operator in 1927.

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