Historic England has recently published a report which evidences the impact of the Heritage Stimulus Fund, a package of investment within the Culture Recovery Fund totalling over £100m to allow heritage properties to continue repair and restoration works during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ortus worked with Morris Hargreaves McIntyre to deliver the evaluation, which demonstrated how important the Fund was in retaining skills in the heritage construction sector and providing heritage organisations with funds to restart or continue important repairs during a period of huge financial uncertainty. Read the summary report here.
Historic England commissioned Morris Hargreaves McIntyre (MHM) and Ortus to conduct a process and impact evaluation of the Heritage Stimulus Fund. The Fund was part of the £1.57 billion rescue package announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of Covid-19. Historic England distributed over £90m to almost 1,000 heritage contruction repair projects over two rounds of the Fund. The process evaluation, led by MHM, aimed to ascertain whether the Fund successfully addressed the threat of suppressed demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, both through the impacts of the funding on the heritage sector and the suppliers that service it, and the way in which the intervention was operationalised, delivering appropriate grants to the…
The Slate Industry of North Wales is to be the next UK nomination for World Heritage Status. The government can put forward one project per year to be considered for Unesco World Heritage Status and on 23rd October, heritage minister Michael Ellis announced that it would be Gwynedd’s slate landscape. This is very exciting news for all those involved in the Slate Industry WHS bid and we are very proud to have supported their work (in our previous roles at TBR) in delivering an assessment of the current and potential impact of heritage-led regeneration associated with WHS inscription. We’d like to wish all the team at Llechi Cymru, Gwynedd Council, CADW, the National Slate Museum and all other stakeholders the best of luck with the nomination.
We're delighted to see UNESCO have added the Lake District to their World Heritage List! The success of the Lakes World Heritage project is the culmination of a huge amount of work by a large number of people. We're proud to have been associated with one of the key reports in the evidence base, World Heritage Status – is there an opportunity for economic gain?
We are generating the third iteration of our analysis of the economic value and impact of Heritage to the UK economy. This year we are also including estimates of the value of heritage volunteering to develop further the insight delivered by this project. The outputs will include an interactive tool to present the range of indicators address through the study.