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Firm Foundations

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The Firm Foundations Programme is a course for people about to embark on a capital development project in the heritage sector. Firm Foundations offers attendees the opportunity to learn from respected professionals and to gain candid and exclusive insights into the industry and how it works, from procurement and project management to risk management and contracting.

Attendees will be able to share ideas and challenges in a supportive, inclusive and confidential environment, with support from experts and peers.

“What’s been great is how open and honest everyone has been and I don’t feel alone in this now.” – Elisa Harris, Krowji 


What You Will Gain

Essential knowledge and skills to enable your organisation to design and deliver a successful project. You will learn how to create a firm foundation on which to launch a project and understand the complexities of working with funders, consultants, a design team, contractors, the planning authority and the community.

We will provide you with practical tools and resources and, through a strong supportive network of experienced colleagues and professionals, you will gain the confidence needed not just to survive the process, but to thrive…

If you have any further questions please get in touch with our Museum Development Officer, Stephanie, via email at 


“The breadth of information, practical tools, and advice covered by this course is phenomenal, but what really makes it stand out is the real-life, personal experiences and perspectives shared by people that have actually done it. I think everyone that is about to embark on a capital project and hasn’t done so before should get themselves on this course – it will almost certainly save time, money, and headaches later down the line.” – Christina Nash-Jolliffe, National Lottery Heritage Fund


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