Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Second Round National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • Funder:National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Locality:National
  • Deadline:Tue 26 Jan, 2021 - 12:00pm
Part of the rescue package announced by DCMS to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of COVID-19.

The second round of the Culture Recovery Fund looks forward to next spring and early summer when it is expected that cultural organisations will be able to operate with fewer restrictions.

Over £300million of grants will be available, covering the period April-June, to support cultural organisations with the costs they will face as they welcome back visitors.

Grants for heritage

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £36m of this government funding to organisations in England, in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

This second round will offer grants of between £10,000 and £3m to support organisations to make the transition towards full reopening.

The fund will be open for applications from 7 January 2021 and you can apply any time from then until 26 January 2021.

Repayable Finance

The other element of Culture Recovery Fund support available is Repayable Finance, which has a budget of up to £100m.

Culture Recovery Fund 2: Repayable Finance allocations have a lower limit of £1m and no upper limit. Both not-for-profit and commercial organisations will be able to apply.

Click here to see the guidelines.

We have developed this funding programme quickly in order to respond to the immediate needs of the heritage sector.

We will be offering support webinars for applicants in the new year but we are not offering one to one (or specific) pre-application advice, so please make sure you read the guidance carefully and check that you are eligible to apply.

We have limited capacity to support with queries over the Christmas and new year period (starting 21 December), but will be back in the office from 4 January.