Arts and Heritage

The level and nature of service we provide for arts and heritage organisations is tailored to the needs and resources of the client. This reflects the diversity of the sector and individuality of client organisations. We can look at feasibility and readiness for fundraising, provide strategic planning and advice, support and supplement staff to enable them to meet new demands, or we can take on complete campaign management.

We have a strong track record of success with National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly HLF) applications and in helping organisations achieve matched funding.

Current and recent clients include:

The Home of Horseracing Trust, Newmarket - recent

An eleven-year project came to fruition with the opening on 3rd November 2016 of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at the Palace House site in Newmarket by Her Majesty the Queen.

Planning for the Centre, which includes a new home for the National Horseracing Museum, a national Gallery of British Sporting Art and a yard for ex-racehorses to be re-trained for other activities began in 2005. This heralded the start of Craigmyle’s involvement with Newmarket Action Group, the group responsible for progressing the initial idea of utilising an historic racing site for equine heritage.

The award of a major HLF lottery grant at the point when around £9 million had been raised took the total close to the £15 million target, which was subsequently reached.

St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick - current client

St Mary’s Warwick is grade 1 listed, and is architecturally outstanding, with an especially rich history because of its association with Warwick Castle. Over a relationship begun in 2011, we have helped the church to fund successive projects to secure its fabric and improve interpretation and public engagement.   This has included major structural works to the extraordinary Beauchamp Chapel, for which over £1 million was raised through grants and individual giving.  After 8 months of being shrouded in scaffolding and works hoardings, and with the medieval glass removed for cleaning and repair, the chapel was ‘given back’ to the community in October 2015.

Craigmyle’s relationship with St Mary’s continues, with a new £850,000 fundraising push currently under way and further projects in development.

The Paraorchestra & Friends - recent

The Paraorchestra is re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st century.  Awarded Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, it is the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians.  This boundary-breaking group places disabled musicians alongside top rank non-disabled ones to create a new template for professional music-making.  

At a critical point in the Paraorchestra’s development, Craigmyle was commissioned to develop the next stages of fundraising, as the organisation matured and re-positioned from start-up to NPO status with robust plans for the future.  With specialist arts consultants in their team, Craigmyle was able to deliver feasibility and strategy work, putting forward a consolidated approach to fundraising, resourcing and network-building.

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Arts and Heritage

The level and nature of service we provide for arts and heritage organisations is tailored to the needs and resources of the client. This reflects the diversity of the sector and individuality of client organisations. We can look at feasibility and readiness for fundraising, provide strategic planning and advice, support and supplement staff to enable them to meet new demands, or we can take on complete campaign management.

We have a strong track record of success with National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly HLF) applications and in helping organisations achieve matched funding.

Current and recent clients include:

The Home of Horseracing Trust, Newmarket

An eleven-year project came to fruition with the opening on 3rd November 2016 of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at the Palace House site in Newmarket by Her Majesty the Queen.

Planning for the Centre, which includes a new home for the National Horseracing Museum, a national Gallery of British Sporting Art and a yard for ex-racehorses to be re-trained for other activities began in 2005. This heralded the start of Craigmyle’s involvement with Newmarket Action Group, the group responsible for progressing the initial idea of utilising an historic racing site for equine heritage.

The award of a major HLF lottery grant at the point when around £9 million had been raised took the total close to the £15 million target, which was subsequently reached.


St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick - current client

St Mary’s Warwick is grade 1 listed, and is architecturally outstanding, with an especially rich history because of its association with Warwick Castle. Over a relationship begun in 2011, we have helped the church to fund successive projects to secure its fabric and improve interpretation and public engagement.   This has included major structural works to the extraordinary Beauchamp Chapel, for which over £1 million was raised through grants and individual giving.  After 8 months of being shrouded in scaffolding and works hoardings, and with the medieval glass removed for cleaning and repair, the chapel was ‘given back’ to the community in October 2015.

Craigmyle’s relationship with St Mary’s continues, with a new £850,000 fundraising push currently under way and further projects in development.


The Paraorchestra & Friends

The Paraorchestra is re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st century.  Awarded Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, it is the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians.  This boundary-breaking group places disabled musicians alongside top rank non-disabled ones to create a new template for professional music-making.  

At a critical point in the Paraorchestra’s development, Craigmyle was commissioned to develop the next stages of fundraising, as the organisation matured and re-positioned from start-up to NPO status with robust plans for the future.  With specialist arts consultants in their team, Craigmyle was able to deliver feasibility and strategy work, putting forward a consolidated approach to fundraising, resourcing and network-building.