The National Lottery Heritage Fund launches Heritage Emergency Fund
Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help the sector
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 by 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 within the next few days.
The fund will continue to support more than 2,500 projects that they have already committed to - an investment of more than £1billion.
Plus, there's additional support and resources, including accelerating the provision of a £1.2m Digital Skills for Heritage initiative to help the sector through the crisis and beyond.
How they will be helping the heritage community
Eilish McGuinness, Executive Director, Business Delivery at The National Lottery Heritage Fund has written about how they will be helping the heritage community weather the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic – and recover in the future.
"This will be a tough journey. We recognise that we are not going to be able to help everybody in every way, but we are working as hard as we can to help as much as we possibly can. Please keep talking with us – we are all listening."