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24 August 2020

Historic England Launches Grants for Programmes of Major Works

One-off grants to support repair and restoration works at nationally important heritage attractions which have been impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Organisations responsible for national heritage attractions have a two-week window to submit their application to this £34 million programme.

Grants range from £1 million to £10 million.

The funding is to be used for a project or programme of projects comprised of capital repair works, or discrete phases of capital works, that can be completed by 31 March 2021.

The funding will support:

  • Programmes or projects which were due to go ahead in 2020/21, but which were stalled by the restrictions caused by COVID-19, or by the uncertainty over available funding, including additional work to existing projects.
  • Capital costs related to the delivery of the programme or project only. The costs of specialist staff managing and undertaking a project will be taken into account but only where these costs are necessary for the delivery of capital works and would be capitalised.

Applicants are expected to have sought and maximised alternative or partnership funding where it is available. Funding for programmes will be limited to a maximum of 80% of eligible works.

The Grants for Programmes of Major Works is part of the Heritage Stimulus Fund which forms part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, a support package to protect the country’s cultural, arts and heritage organisations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications will be accepted from 14 August until midnight on 28 August 2020.

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