Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is encouraging local heritage organisations to apply for grants under the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £88million of funding to organisations in England through the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The government funding is being distributed in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The purpose of the funding is to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19.
Grants from £10,000 to £3million will be available to organisations across England.
Applications are open now and must be submitted by noon on 17 August 2020.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Our heritage sector plays such an important role in preserving our collective memory for future generations.
“Unfortunately, many of these organisations are at risk of disappearing as a result of the Coronavirus crisis and we cannot let this happen.
“That’s why this Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is so vital, offering a lifeline for our heritage sector. I would encourage all local heritage organisations to look carefully at the eligibility criteria and put in an application.”