How to: Make the business case for your project

A business planning toolkit for your heritage regeneration project

Ipswich St Mary - visualisation looking east from entrance showing new lightweight perimeter gallery in nave and south aisle spaces










In partnership with the Princes Regeneration Trust, The Churches Conservation Trust's Regeneration Taskforce have developed a toolkit aimed at volunteer and community groups seeking to bring new life to heritage buildings.

The toolkit focusses on a crucial part of the process for achieving funding and ensuring long-term project sustainability - the development of a well-structured business plan.

It is intended to be accessible to all, especially those who have never looked at a business plan, let alone tried to put one together. Written in sections to allow each part to be attempted one at a time, it is illustrated with helpful hints, quotes and case studies from other community groups who have gone through the process before.

Download the toolkit for free here


The toolkit launched in Norwich on 4th July 2013 – click here to view Norwich Launch Learning Paper 2013 (PDF, 1.3 mb)

Attendees can download the presentations from the day below:

On Wednesday 23rd October there will be an opportunity for projects in the North West to attend our second launch event.  Please see the events page for more information on how to attend this free toolkit workshop. 

Funded by the EU INTERREG IV A 2 Seas programme, as part of the HERE Heritage Recycled project

Read about some of CCT's featured projects in our project pages


Read about some of PRT's featured projects here


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