Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage round three decisions, December 2021

Page updated: 16 December 2021

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

The Government's Culture Recovery Fund rescue package, launched in July 2020, is designed to safeguard cultural organisations from the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Heritage Fund is working in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This is to distribute the heritage portion of this funding to organisations in England: the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

The awards from a first round of funding were announced in October–November 2020. The awards from a second round of funding were announced in April 2021. 

Third round of funding

This round is being distributed between two strands, based on the level of demand:

  • Strand One: Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Emergency Resource Support – for organisations that were in severe need and had not yet received support from the Culture Recovery Fund.
  • Strand Two: Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Continuity Support – for organisations that were in need and had already received support from the Culture Recovery Fund.

£15.5million has been awarded to 138 organisations across England. You can download the full list of organisations receiving awards from this page.