LGA responds to Heritage Lottery Fund announcement

“We are pleased that the Heritage Lottery Fund have provided much needed funding at this difficult time for heritage organisations, who face the additional challenge of high maintenance costs for their buildings during the current closures.


historic castle on a hill

Responding to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s £50 million funding announcement for heritage sites, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:

“We are pleased that the Heritage Lottery Fund have provided much needed funding at this difficult time for heritage organisations, who face the additional challenge of high maintenance costs for their buildings during the current closures.

"It is also positive that it recognises how investing in the ROSS network will help both heritage organisations, and provide work for hundreds of freelancers.

"Preserving heritage sites – war memorials, ancient castles and houses - contributes to local priorities by boosting economies, attracting visitors, developing workforce skills and creating great places to live.

“So it is important that this funding is available to ensure that our heritage sites are ready to open for business as usual when the coronavirus pandemic is over."
 


Notes to editors

The ROSS network is a network of independent experts who the Heritage Lottery Fund use to help with project management, business planning and construction, and other areas of work.