Coronavirus: National Lottery Heritage Fund announces £50m emergency fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a £50m fund to support the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The fund collates money raised by the National Lottery and will address immediate pressures facing heritage projects in crisis over the next three-six months.

It will be open for applications within the next few days and will offer grants of between £3,000 and £50,000.

Grants will still be given to current grantees and organisations which have received funding in the past and are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant, can apply.

“We know that circumstances are incredibly challenging for our heritage community right now and we want to do everything we can to support them." The NLHF executive director for business delivery, Ellish McGuiness said.

"We hope this new fund will be a lifeline and a beacon of hope for organisations affected."

Grants are available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.

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