£50,000-£250,000 Covid-19 grants now available from National Lottery Heritage Fund

More Covid-19 heritage grants are available from the Lottery Fund from 21 May.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is now welcoming applications for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

Applications open on Thursday 21 May and close on Tuesday 30 June this year. 

Past and current grantees are encouraged to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is in addition to the £50million it made available in grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 in mid-April (refer back to that here).

The Heritage Emergency Fund 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, helping to address immediate risks, and allowing organisations to become more stable and work towards longer-term recovery after the crisis.

The money can be used, for example, for 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.

For further information on all that the Lottery Fund is doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic see: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19