Heritage Emergency Fund

Funding Heritage Emergency Fund

We are providing a package of support for the heritage sector as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

This includes increased advice and support, longer-term skills and capacity building initiatives, and a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to provide emergency funding for those most in need.

The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for two grant levels to cover emergency costs during this difficult time.

The application criteria and priorities are different for each level of funding.

  • emergency grants of £3,000 to £50,000

    This grant level is for essential costs for the next 4 months to help organisations deal with immediate risks and become more stable. This level of funding may also include some costs that help organisations look towards longer-term recovery.

  • emergency grants of £50,000 to £250,000

    This grant level aims to help organisations that manage a heritage asset that is at risk over the next 4 months. This can include immediate costs, as well as costs to help organisations look towards longer-term recovery. Support will focus on heritage that we have significantly funded in the past, and that can demonstrate the vital contribution it has made to local communities.