Historic England is distributing over £138 million to organisations in England, part of £1.57 billion to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations from the economic impact of COVID-19. Funds are being distributed through the Heritage Stimulus Fund and the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, administered with partners National Lottery Heritage Fund.
|Historic England has been working collaboratively with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and other arms-length bodies, including Arts Council England (ACE) and National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) on the investment package which will help to secure a sustainable future for the heritage sector and those working in it, as a key part of our national cultural life.
The vital funding stream for heritage sites is boosting local economies by funding urgent conservation work, repairs and adaptation of a broad range of locally-loved historic buildings and places, where support is most needed. The four core areas of the funding are: Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk, Grants Programme for Major Works, COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund, and Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.
In January 2021, a second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage opened for applications, with a further £36 million available in grants to support heritage organisations across England survive the on-going impact of COVID-19 through April to June.