Heritage Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The UK-wide fund - money raised from The National Lottery - will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for those organisations most in need. It will be open for applications at 2pm on Wednesday 15 April.

There are two types of grant available:

  • emergency grants of £3,000 to £50,000

    This grant level is for essential costs for the next 4 months to help organisations deal with immediate risks and become more stable. This level of funding may also include some costs that help organisations look towards longer-term recovery.

  • emergency grants of £50,000 to £250,000

    This grant level aims to help organisations that manage a heritage asset that is at risk over the next 4 months. This can include immediate costs, as well as costs to help organisations look towards longer-term recovery. Support will focus on heritage that we have significantly funded in the past, and that can demonstrate the vital contribution it has made to local communities.

Priority will be given where:

  • there is limited or no access to other sources of support
  • where heritage is most at risk
  • where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

To find out more information click here.

 

This page was last updated on 3rd August 2020.