Second Grant from Culture Recovery Fund

Heritage Trust for the North West has been awarded a second grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund, continuing the work and improvements funded by the first round in October last year. Trust directors, John Miller and Ian Dugmore, are “absolutely delighted” with the award. “It will allow us to build upon a series of initiatives begun in the first round, such as the Trust’s new food and drink takeaway, ‘The Cottage’, at the Pendle Heritage Centre”.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England have allocated £44million to historic sites across England in the latest round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The funding for over 470 organisations comes from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is designed to support heritage organisations recovering from the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). It builds on more than £146m delivered to the sector in the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund, which included funding for revenue and capital works.

“Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced.” Oliver Dowden, Culture Secretary

Ros Kerslake, CEO of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Spring is definitely here, bringing not only sunshine but that sense of optimism and hope for the future. We are all looking forward to heritage places and other visitor attractions reopening. I am very pleased that we have been able to support DCMS in delivering this vital funding to ensure the UK’s heritage sector can rebuild and thrive, boosting local economies, creating jobs and supporting personal wellbeing.”