Applications open today for the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which is aimed at helping heritage organisations to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The new Fund is part of the wider £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden earlier this month, which is the Government’s biggest ever one-off investment in the sector.
The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is open to:
- Heritage organisations managing a heritage site or visitor attraction
- Private owners of a heritage site, venue or attraction
- Organisations managing, maintaining or caring for culturally significant assets or collections
- Businesses that are a vital part of the heritage ecosystem, including conservators, contractors, specialists and suppliers
- Organisations that manage culturally significant assets or collections
- Non-accredited museums are eligible.- (Accredited museums and those working towards accreditation should apply to the Culture Recovery Fund through Arts Council England.)
Organisations are urged to apply swiftly before the deadline of midday on Monday 17 August.
The guidance and application process, which has been made as straightforward as possible, is available at https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-for-heritage.