ST320 Fundraising Consultants Appointment
Staffordshire County Council | Published February 10, 2017 - Deadline March 3, 2017
A consultant is required to develop a Fundraising Plan to achieve a match funding target of £150,000 for the Staffordshire History Centre and a five year sustainability plan. The Staffordshire History Centre Project will include the Grade II* listed Georgian Townhouse and Victorian Cottage (18 and 19 Eastgate Street) which currently stores the William Salt Library collections. As part of this project the building will be repurposed with the ground floor becoming part of the History Centre and it is proposed that the Cottage and upper floors are converted for residential and business office space for start-ups. Some initial work has been carried out to identify opportunities for the re-use of the building and assess likely income to include with the Stage 1 HLF submission. In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Staffordshire History Centre beyond the HLF funded element of the project a robust funding strategy will be required. The Archives and Heritage Service has a good track record of securing external funding, but will need to be more ambitious in its fundraising activities and look at other areas of securing financial support. The matched funding target is £150,000 towards the project costs and must be in place by December 2017 to support the Round 2 application.