In 2007-08 DCMS provided £75,000 of support towards research, piloting a network of learning providers and the development of an online website portal in partnership with Culture24. Other funding support came from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and English Heritage. Out of the total budget for Engaging Places £50,000 was allocated towards the research, design and development of a web portal. Culture24 is providing the web portal and consultancy services.
In 2008-09 DCMS will contribute £100,000 to support the next phase of Engaging Places. This will support the appointment of a new online editor for the Engaging Places website and the development of a network linking learning providers and schools with an interest in heritage and the built environment. Additional support will come from CABE and English Heritage.