Local heritage organisations urged to apply for National Lottery funding


Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake.
Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake.

This potential funding will help organisations survive after the most challenging 12 months in their histories.

In March last year the National Lottery delivered the £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund and this was further extended in the summer and autumn and it also worked with the UK government to support cultural and heritage organisations.

Among organisations to receive funding in the last distribution were Helmsley Walled Garden, Malton Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum and The Laurence Sterne Trust.

The National Lottery is asking heritage organisations to focus on some priority outcomes for the next round of funding, which include

○ Boosting the local economy

○ Encouraging skills development and job creation

○ Creating better places to live, work and visit

○ Improving the resilience of organisations operating in heritage

Mr Hollinrake said: “The past year has been one of the most difficult we have faced since WW2 and many heritage organisations are struggling as they have had to close and donations are down on previous years.

“I know that many organisations and projects across the region are in dire need of support. Whilst the hugely successful rollout of vaccine programme offers light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a long way to go before our lives get back to normal so I am pleased that the National Lottery is opening another round of funding for heritage organisations.”

Go to tinyurl.com/4wcatlq7 for further information about funding opportunities.



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