Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund is a £3 million temporary funding stream, which is provided and administered by Historic England.
The funding is intended to help fund urgent maintenance, repairs and surveys at some of England’s locally cherished historic buildings and sites.
The work funded will help heritage sites reopen to the public and thrive once again as quickly as possible – subject to coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions. The business generated will help heritage specialists who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This is the second fund launched by Historic England to help the heritage sector recover from the effects of the pandemic. The first fund launched is closed to applications now.
Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from owners, leaseholders (with a 21 year full repairing lease), and charitable bodies and trustees responsible for the maintenance and repair of:
Buildings and structures listed at Grade I and II*, that are publicly accessible for a minimum of 28 days per year
Buildings and structures listed at Grade II that are publicly accessible for a minimum of 28 days per year only if they are situated in
- either a conservation area and are a significant component of the character of that conservation area;
- or in a Grade I or II* registered park and garden
Scheduled monuments that are publicly accessible for a minimum of 28 days per year
Grant amount: Up to £25,000.
Application process: Guidance notes and the Expression of Interest form can be found on the Historic England website.
Deadline: The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Sunday, 28 June 2020 with notification of successful EOIs by 27 July. The deadline for full applications is 31 August 2020.
Contact information: email: emergencyhar@HistoricEngland.org.uk
Website address: historicengland.org.uk