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Creative Kirklees / News / Mon 12 Oct 2020

Government fund provides crucial lifeline for England's heritage

Government fund provides crucial lifeline for England's heritage

433 organisations in England have received a share of £67million in the first round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The grants – which range from £10,000 to £1m – will protect heritage and save jobs from the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The funds are drawn from the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund, designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “It is absolutely right that investing in heritage should be a priority during this crisis and this support by Government is crucial. Heritage creates jobs and economic prosperity; it is a major driver for tourism and makes our towns, cities, and rural areas better places to live. All of this is so important for our wellbeing and will be vital when we start to emerge from this incredibly difficult time.

“Our heritage is still facing a perilous future – we are not out of the woods yet. But this hugely welcome funding from Government, and the money we continue to invest from The National Lottery, has undoubtedly stopped heritage and the organisations that care for it from being permanently lost.”

Follow the link below to see where the money went, and scroll down to view the full list of Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage grants up to £1m.

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