Heritage Digital have been running since 2020 to offer heritage organisations free resources and guidance on how to be more digital. The resources already created and shared will stay on the site for any heritage organisations to use at their leisure. However, they have received funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) through the Heritage Fund’s digital skills for heritage initiative to grow the heritage sector’s digital skills. Their new programme, Heritage Digital Academy, offers organisations the ability to access free, business development training online. 

The consortium consists of the following:

Charity Digital

Naomi Korn Associates

The Heritage Alliance 

Dot Project 

Media Trust


The Heritage Fund 


From October 2021 to September 2022, Heritage Digital Academy will run eight cohorts (with four modules per cohort). They are predominantly based on ‘Making a plan for digital’ and ‘Designing digital services’.

To stay updated on the free activities they are offering, sign up to their mailing list. The next available Cohorts to apply for will be running from January 2022. However, there are some webinars that are currently live (see below).

Sign up options are available on this page: Charity Digital - Heritage Digital Academy Landing Page

Webinar 1 - Developing a fundraising strategy for your heritage organisation

This webinar will be running on the 30th November for micro-medium sized organisations and will help heritage organisations to create a digital fundraising strategy to reach wider and more engaged audiences.

Sign up here - https://charitydigital.org.uk/heritage-digital-academy-modules-page/webinar-developing-a-fundraising-strategy-for-your-heritage-organisation

HDA Webinar 1

Webinar 2 - Embedding inclusivity and accessibility in your organisation’s digital strategy

This webinar will be running on the 15th December and will help the heritage sector understand what actions they can take to be more inclusive of all audiences so that everyone can enjoy heritage.

Sign up here - https://charitydigital.org.uk/heritage-digital-academy-modules-page/webinar-embedding-inclusivity-and-accessibility-in-your-organisations-digital-strategy

HDA Webinar 2

To find out more about the Heritage Digital Academy visit their website: Charity Digital - Heritage Digital Academy Landing Page