Culture, Heritage, Communities and Local Economies

The Cultural Engine

Providing expert and friendly support for organisations making a difference in their communities and improving local economies.

We partner with Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Universities, Trusts, Charities and other Community or Social Organisations by providing capacity and knowledge to:

  • Identify & secure funding.
  • Develop, manage & deliver projects.
  • Write relevant & deliverable strategies.
  • Support business planning & operational development.
  • Nurturing excellent cross-sector partnerships.
  • Undertake research.

Our Services

In order to complete a successful project there are a number of different skillsets that are important to make a successful proposal become a reality. We are well skilled in a number of fields and can help you in a number of ways to reach your goals with a wide range of skillsets.

Case Studies

Essex Network of Artists Studios (ENAS)

The Cultural Engine worked with the Essex Network of Artist Studios and Essex County Council to put together an action and funding plan, working with key players to further develop…

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Southend-on-Sea Film Festival

The Cultural Engine provides support for this important event on Southend’s cultural calendar, working with the White Bus to secure funding from the British Film Institute each year, writing activity/summary…

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Coastal Community Teams and Economic Plans

Demonstrating our excellent understanding of how to develop local economic strategies working closely with stakeholders and communities, we have led the development of three Economic Plans for the coastal areas…

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Latest from the News/Blog

Close & Remote: Creative Walk of Cherry Orchard Country Park with Artists on Saturday, June 29

Close & Remote: Saturday, June 29 · 10:30am – 1pm A walk suitable for people of all ages, held along the accessible paths in the park. Accompanied by artists Close and Remote, we will go on a leisurely adventure in the park, encountering activities along the way and with an emphasis on ‘close looking’ at…


What makes you proud about living in Frinton and Walton?

What would you like to see in a museum celebrating Frinton and Walton? Together with the Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust, we are carrying out research into what memories, artefacts, stories, and events the local community would like to see in a new museum. There are four events to attend. Two in Walton and two…


CERG to Present at Royal Geographic Society Conference

CERG will present findings from research carried out during a NHLF project in North Essex at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2024. The paper is titled “From Economic to Emotional Geography: Understanding the Importance of the Mezzo-Level in Community Development”. The Full abstract can be accessed here on the conference website.


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Whatever your requirement, you can be assured that we are here to help.