Applications are now being accepted for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Past and current National Lottery Heritage Fund grantees can apply now for emergency grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 to cover essential costs for up to four months. This funding is part of the £50 million Heritage Lottery Fund which launched in mid April with smaller grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. (Applications are still being accepted for the smaller grants until 30 June.)
The funding aims to help organisations that manage a heritage asset that is at risk over the next four months. This can include immediate costs, as well as costs to help organisations look towards longer-term recovery. Support will focus on heritage that has been significantly funded in the past, and that can demonstrate the vital contribution it has made to local communities.
Applications will be accepted from 21 May to 30 June 2020.