IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 118: NLHF – Heritage funding deadline extended

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)  has announced that the deadline to apply for emergency grants has been extended to the end of July.

NLHF writes:

We have expanded our £50million Heritage Emergency Fund criteria to help heritage organisations safely reopen in line with Government guidelines.

The deadline to apply has also been extended to 12noon Friday 31 July.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “This is still a time of great change and uncertainty for heritage organisations, and we are with them in heart and mind right now as they take uncertain steps back into a fast-changing world.

“We are keen to help them in planning for the recovery that is so vital for heritage, its people and communities.”

Helping the sector to recover

You can now apply to use our funding to help your organisation reopen and recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This could include strategic reviews of business models, operating plans and business plans, or investment to enable digital delivery of services. You could also use the funding to help you manage your site while following social distancing guidelines, for example:

  • additional staff to help manage queues
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff and volunteers
  • training
  • additional cleaning
  • implementing contactless payment methods
  • temporary structures to help manage visitors such as shelter for queues or additional toilets

Find out more on how to apply on our funding page. Your local teams can give advice on what we can support and how to apply…..

Using funding made possible by The National Lottery, we’re helping heritage organisations survive the significant impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic with grants from £3,000-£50,000 and £50,000-£250,000.

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