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

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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A Unique Forest Church St Peter-in-the-Forest, Walthamstow

The Cultural Engine led this project following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stage 1 pass achieved by the Parish in 2017. We led the full development and application process…

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Martello Tower ‘P’ Options Appraisal

Following the restoration of Martello Tower ‘P’ in Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal District Council commissioned the Cultural Engine to undertake an options appraisal to find a use which covered the buildings…

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Latest from the News/Blog

CERG academic keynote at 11th ECSM conference

Tony Sampson will be talking about his research on contagion theory at the 11th European Conference on Social Media, 30 – 31 May 2024, University of Brighton, UK. The talk will revisit the Virality thesis (Sampson, 2012, 2020) in the context of contemporary social media cultures. It will trace virality back to 19th century sociology, and subsequent…


Essex students have unique opportunity to shape new museum in seaside town

Story from University of Essex Website University of Essex students are helping bring to life a museum which will preserve the social history and heritage of the seaside towns of Frinton and Walton. Thanks to funding received by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and a collaboration between the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG) and the…


ORCHARD cultural programme Dec 2nd 2023

As a culmination of the ORCHARD cultural programme in 2023 there was a series of celebratory events across Rochford on Saturday 2 December showcasing the work produced during the project. Venues included the WI Hall, Market Square, Rochford Library, Old House & Kings Head. – An inaugural East of England Nature Writing Event in the…


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