We are delighted to announce that Heritage Trust Network has secured £27,700 of National Lottery Heritage Fund emergency funding to help with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, is awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund and will help to cover our staff and running costs as well as allowing us to purchase necessary PPE and adaptations to support staff working safely from home and in our office.
It will also enable us to contract consultancy support to help accelerate our digital transformation which will allow us to serve our members more effectively in this era of social distancing. This acceleration will increase our offer to members by bringing forward the launch of our online community and our online shop which will provide a store front for the Network’s events.
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, supporting economic regeneration and benefiting our personal wellbeing. All of these things are going to be even more important as we emerge from this current crisis.
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we are pleased to be able to lend our support to organisations such as Heritage Trust Network during this uncertain time.”
Like Heritage Trust Network, other charities and organisations across the UK that have been affected by the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus outbreak are being given access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery.
Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes, including heritage of local and national importance. By playing The National Lottery, people up and down the country are making an amazing contribution to the nationwide-response to combatting the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across the UK.