Heritage Emergency Fund support welcomed by London Historic Buildings Trust

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The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is delighted to have been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund to support work to help it navigate through the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. The grant of £14,500 will enable the Trust to assess the impact of the pandemic on its operational objectives, and the aspirations set out in its Business Plan. It will also support the cost of remote engagement activities: two virtual tours, and a social impact video and report.

Diana Beattie OBE, Chair, said: “We are very grateful for this support. It is incredibly reassuring to have been given the resources to help us understand the impact of the pandemic on our plans. We hope the grant will ensure that we can carve out a sustainable path for ourselves in the future, and continue to communicate with our partners, stakeholders and friends, during lockdowns, and at a distance. We believe passionately in the power of heritage to improve people’s lives, and we look forward to continuing to share news of our work to inspire others to do the same.”

The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million was made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector.

The UK-wide fund aimed to address both immediate emergency actions and help organisations to start thinking about recovery.

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 the London Historic Buildings Trust during this uncertain time.”

Like the London Historic Buildings Trust, 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. This money is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and span the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment and sports sectors.

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.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund is now closed for applications. To find out more about how The National Heritage Emergency Fund is supporting the sector at this time see here.

To find out more about the National Lottery Good Causes , see here.

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