The National Lottery Heritage Fund has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications, and launched an interest free loans pilot, to support the heritage sector to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, and adapt and thrive again.
The project funding – for grants between £3,000 to £100,000 – will provide financial assistance for organisations working with heritage to build their resilience.
Their new interest free loans – available for sums between from £50,000 to £250,000 – are aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income generating potential.
It has a budget of £10 million, with first decisions in mid-January. The reopening of project funding is the first phase of its two-stage resumption of National Lottery Grants for Heritage.