Heritage Fund are now welcoming applications for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The new level of Heritage Emergency Fund grants are worth £50,000-£250,000. Using funding made possible by The National Lottery, these grants are available to all past and current National Lottery Heritage Fund grantees and can be used to cover essential costs for up to four months.
The new grants are in addition to the existing £3,000-£50,000 Heritage Emergency Fund grants which were launched in mid-April as the crisis began to unfold.
We intend these larger grants to help organisations in the heritage sector address immediate risks, become more stable and work towards longer-term recovery after the crisis.
“We are continuing to listen to heritage organisations and adapt our response to their needs, which is why we have brought in this higher level of funding.”
Ros Kerslake, CEO of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has particularly damaging effect on the heritage sector, just as many attractions would be welcoming paying visitors from home and overseas. We are continuing to listen to heritage organisations and adapt our response to their needs, which is why we have brought in this higher level of funding.
“Although we may not be able to fund everything, we do encourage organisations to get in touch and apply for funding.
“Heritage is incredibly valuable for people, communities and the economy. We want to support organisations to actively deal with immediate risks, become more stable and work towards longer term recovery.”
Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “Heritage plays a vitally important role in making our communities better places to live, supports our wellbeing, and provides an important boost to local economies. This funding is playing a critical role in helping people, projects and communities from across the sector face the challenges presented by the pandemic.”
Applications are now open. Organisations can apply any time before Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Find out more on how to apply on their funding page by clicking here.
Source: Heritage Fund