- Advertisement -
Monday, 30 November 2020

CHARITY TODAY AWARDS

The National Lottery Heritage Fund offers higher emergency grants

- Advertisement -
THE National Lottery Heritage Fund is now welcoming applications for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Past and current grantees are encouraged to apply for grants between £50,000-£250,000, in addition to the £3,000 to £50,000 grants which were launched in mid-April.

The Heritage Emergency Fund has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and can be used for both immediate emergency actions and to help organisations in the heritage sector begin to think about recovery. The new grants are available to cover essential costs for up to four months, to help organisations address immediate risks, become more stable and work towards longer-term recovery after the crisis.

This can include stabilising an organisation or heritage asset to address immediate risk, protecting heritage through mothballing, reconfiguring business plans or covering essential costs such as site security or maintaining natural habitats. Grants can also contribute towards increasing digital activities during this period, testing new activities that will help with recovery, and reviewing and revising strategic and operating plans.

Ros Kerslake, CEO of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said:

“The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has a particularly damaging effect on the heritage sector, just as many attractions would be welcoming paying visitors from home and overseas. We are continuing to talk with 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.”

Dartmoor. Photograph credit: Colin McLean Photography

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 open on Thursday 21 May and close on Tuesday 30 June 2020. For further information on all that the Fund is doing in response to the coronavirus see: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19

Sign up to receive full FREE access to charity news and special sector offers.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

1,381FansLike
1,834FollowersFollow
30,217FollowersFollow
1,200SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

WaterAid brings showbiz stars straight to homes with virtual Christmas during #UKCharityWeek

WATERAID is hosting a star-studded virtual ‘Christmas Get Together’ during #UKCharityWeek on Tuesday 8 December from 6.30pm, bringing seasonal songs, festive readings and special...

Iconic football commentator and bowel cancer survivor, John Motson, calls for more support into bowel research

WORLD-renowned football commentator, John Motson, has this week given his backing to new charity, Bowel Research UK, as part of a bid to drive...

Employment News

Charity Retail Association Board appoints new Chair

EMMA Peake, the Deputy CEO of the Air Ambulance Service, has been appointed to Chair the Charity Retail Association’s (CRA) board. She has taken...

New CEO and Chair at Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)

As they approach their 10 year anniversary, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) transforms at the top by introducing Darra Singh as...

NSPCC appoints new Director of Strategy and Knowledge

THE NSPCC has appointed Dr Maria Neophytou as its new Director of Strategy and Knowledge. Maria joins the NSPCC from Impetus, a charity supporting young...

Related News

Partnership creates the first ever fully Hospice-funded PhD Fellowship

St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent) and the Palliative & End of Life Care Group at the University of Cambridge have appointed Susannah Browne as St...

National Animal Welfare Trust appoints director of operations

RESCUE and rehoming charity National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) has appointed Andrew Gillon as director of operations. Andrew brings nearly two decades of experience in the...

How can charities use business skills to overcome obstacles?

The problem It’s tough to imagine how any organisations could have prepared for the unpredictable and quite frankly unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. Periods of lockdown...

144 pairs of wellies laid out to show puddles are for splashing in, not for drinking

WATERAID laid a striking tribute of 144 pairs of brightly coloured wellington boots in the garden of London's Victoria and Albert Museum this week...

Older population concerned they won’t see friends and family this Christmas

AGE UK North, South & West Dorset calls for vital donations so it can be there for those who have no one to turn...
- Advertisement -
X