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DC Research’s Evaluation of HLF Catalyst: capacity building programmes now published

The findings from our evaluation work for the Heritage Lottery Fund about the HLF Catalyst: capacity building programmes have been published.  The findings were included as part of HLF’s #givingtuesday feature about fundraising skills: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/giving-tuesday-how-national-lottery-money-boosting-charitable-giving as well as being the focus of an article about resilience for heritage organisations: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/uk-heritage-more-resilient-following-national-lottery.  The final report from the evaluation is also available via Continue Reading...
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Reflecting on Twenty Years of Working Together in Research

Jonathan Durnin and Stephen Connolly have worked together since late 1998.  Both started their professional research careers at the Centre for Regional Economic Development in Carlisle (formerly University of Northumbria, now University of Cumbria).  Following this, they worked together in a number of different research and consultancy roles across the country before establishing DC Research in 2008. Over the past Continue Reading...
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HLF Consultancy Support – Grantee Benchmarking Survey for Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has commissioned DC Research Ltd to carry out a survey of grantee organisations that are receiving support from an HLF appointed consultant on their HLF-funded project. The aim of the survey is to gather feedback from grantees on their experiences of the consultancy support they are receiving. It provides projects with the opportunity to influence how Continue Reading...