Aerial view of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

445 Heritage Organisations Boosted by Culture Recovery Fund

Revenue grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the Heritage Stimulus Fund

First major tranche of funding from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

445 heritage organisations will share £103 million from two funds in the Culture Recovery Fund, to restart vital repair and maintenance work on cherished heritage sites, and to keep attractions open and support those working in the sector.

This vital funding is from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund - funded by Government and administered at arms length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both funds are part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund which is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans.

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

433 organisations will receive a share of £67 million from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to help with costs for operating, reopening and recovery. This includes famous heritage sites across the country, from Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, Blyth Tall Ship to the Severn Valley Railway, the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincolnshire to the Piece Hall in Halifax. The funds will save sites that are a source of pride for communities across the country.

Name of organisationGrant Award
2-Tone Central£15,800
AC archaeology Ltd£114,200
African Peoples Historical Monument Foundation (Black Cultural Archives) Ltd£81,000
Air Photo Services Ltd£92,900
Alkincoats Ltd£167,000
Aln Valley Railway Trust£21,300
Apsara Arts£13,300
Apsley Paper Trail£210,800
Arley Hall & Gardens£179,900
Armenian Institute£37,900
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust£136,100
Art Branches cic£18,600
Association of Ukrainians (Nottingham Branch)£20,000
National Emergency Services Museum£103,400
Baker & Co England Ltd.£20,000
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council£160,000
Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust£24,000
Bath Preservation Trust£825,400
Batley Sporting Charitable Trust£36,000
Beat Routes£62,500
Bedern Hall Co. Ltd.£41,100
Big Heritage CIC£167,000
Biggin Hill Memorial Museum£12,600
Birmingham Botanical & Horticultural Society Ltd£188,100
Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL)£846,600
Bluebell Railway PLC£727,200
Blyth Tall Ship£51,400
Bodmin & Wenford PLC£260,000
Bodmin Jail Museum Ltd£202,000
Borde Hill Garden Ltd£114,800
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Ltd£28,600
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden£27,400
Bramley Baths and Community Limited£168,700
Bristol Natural History Consortium£14,600
British Music Experience£97,800
Brunswick Town Charitable Trust£24,500
Brympton House£281,900
Butser Education CIC£284,800
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre (BIG)£10,700
Cambrian Heritage Railways Limited£20,000
Canalside Heritage Centre£99,800
Canterbury Cathedral£999,200
C'art Art Transport Ltd£353,300
Cartwright-Hignett Partners£61,900
Casterne Hall£12,500
Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust£94,500
Castle Cary and Ansford PCC£30,500
Castle Howard Estate Ltd£870,000
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban£197,900
Celtic Harmony£59,800
Change Agents UK Charity£73,600
Chawton House Library£71,200
Chelsea Physic Garden£428,300
Chester Swimming Association Ltd£55,100
Chichester Cathedral£297,000
Chichester Community Development Trust£26,500
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust£308,000
Chittlehampton Methodist Trustees£20,300
Chocolate Films£232,200
Christian Heritage£25,000
City Discovery Centre£146,000
City of Ely Council / Oliver Cromwell's House/Visit Ely£25,000
Clare Dales Ltd£20,500
Clearwell Mine Management Ltd.£43,800
Clio's Company£23,400
Collegiate Church of Saint Mary, Stafford£38,200
Colne Valley Railway Preservation Ltd.£20,000
Combermere Abbey£44,600
Community Cohesion Limited£11,700
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre£53,200
Council for British Archaeology£198,900
Crabble Corn Mill Trust£20,000
Creative Mind£53,300
Crossness Engines Trust£29,600
Cultura Trust£159,000
Culture Syndicates CIC£32,100
Culver Archaeological Project£12,000
Dalemain Historic House and Gardens£57,400
Daniel Adamson Preservation Society£151,000
Dean and Chapter of Exeter£739,800
Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust£143,100
Derby Cathedral (Chapter)£270,800
Development Education in Dorset (DEED)£20,000
Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd£26,100
Discover DeCrypt£12,900
Doddington Farms LLP£73,800
Drinkall Dean (London) Limited£89,200
Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust£309,800
East End Women's Museum£15,500
Eastbridge Hospital£79,600
Eastnor Castle Enterprises£291,000
Easton Walled Gardens£77,800
Ebony Steelband Trust£20,000
Ely Cathedral£270,300
Epping Ongar Railway Holdings Limited£98,000
Exeter Historic Buildings Trust£42,700
Farfield Mill Limited£44,400
Farleys House & Gallery Ltd£116,400
Fitzrovia Noir Community Interest Company£36,700
Fly Navy Heritage Trust£280,400
Ford Green Hall Museum Ltd£12,000
Forestry England (Westonbirt, the National Arboretum)£195,500
Fortescue Garden Trust£97,900
Forty Hall (Enfield Council)£137,300
Friends of Benjamin Franklin House£74,800
Friends of Huntshaw Church£11,900
Friends of the Cotswolds£38,400
Future Seed CIC£31,400
GEM - Group for Education in Museums£41,500
Glastonbury Abbey£339,500
Gloucester Cathedral£200,000
Gloucester History Trust£25,000
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway plc£318,000
Golden Hinde Ltd£200,000
Great Dorset Steam Fair Limited£236,200
Great Northern & East Lincolnshire Railway Ltd T?A Lincolnshire Wolds Railway£25,000
Great Witley Church (St Michaels and All Angels, Great Witley)£37,500
Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust£140,000
Green’s Windmill Trust£38,000
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College£999,900
Hackney Historic Buildings Trust£40,000
Haddon Hall Trustees£180,200
Halsway Manor Society£154,000
Haltwhistle Film Project£12,900
Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust£166,500
Heartlands Trust£500,000
Hele Cornmill and Tearoom£28,800
Helston Railway Preservation Company Ltd£76,100
Heritage Trust for the North West£187,600
Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire£278,200
Heron Corn Mill (Beetham) Ltd£75,600
Hestercombe Gardens Trust£258,400
Highclere Enterprises Llp£72,000
Historic Chapels Trust£105,600
Historic Coventry Trust£170,700
Historical Promotions & Event Management£87,700
Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust£106,700
Hollycombe working steam museum ltd£895,000
Holme Pierrepont Hall£22,500
Hylands Estate - Chelmsford City Council£105,000
Hyson Green Youth Club£78,600
Icon (Institute of Conservation)£99,400
Ilkley Toy Museum Limited£12,000
Independent Film Trust£85,000
Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith£80,000
Jailhouse Tours Ltd£74,300
Janice Tullock Associates Limited£13,200
John Taylor Bell Foundry (Loughborough) Limited£54,600
Jubilee Pool Penzance Limited£49,000
Keevill Heritage Ltd£19,500
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society£231,600
Kents Cavern Ltd£219,800
KES Trustees Ltd£114,500
Landward Research Ltd£26,000
Lauderdale House Society£93,100
Learning Through The Arts£38,300
Leather Conservation centre£20,000
Legasee Educational Trust£14,100
Leigh Building Preservation Trust£51,400
Leighton Hall£125,200
Letchworth EducationalSettlement£25,000
Levens Hall£165,500
Lincolnshire Bomber Command Centre£426,700
Liverpool Carnival Company£12,300
Liverpool City Council£250,000
Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust£45,300
London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust£31,900
Lord Leycester Hospital£40,000
Lowther Castle Ltd£200,200
Lynher River Barge CIC£62,400
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Community Interest Company£79,300
Magna Trust£311,000
Maldon District Council£40,000
Manchester Historic Buildings Trust – Elizabeth Gaskell’s House£49,700
Manchester Histories£46,600
Marlborough Productions CIC£37,500
Matlock Town Council£27,700
Maverick Artists Ltd£45,000
Maysand Ltd£250,000
Media Archive of Central England£18,000
Meols Hall Events Ltd£125,200
Mid Hants Railway Ltd / Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Ltd (MHRPS)£600,000
Middleton Hall Trust£90,700
Middleton Railway Trust£79,900
Migration Museum Project£65,000
Mindful Gifts CIC£13,900
Ming-Ai Association£98,600
Modern Electric Tramways Ltd (Seaton Tramway)£435,100
Morecambe Bay Partnership£63,200
Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust£20,800
Morwellham Quay£400,000
Moseley Muslim Community Association£24,800
Moseley Road Baths CIO£107,200
MotoFest Coventry£44,500
Mountain Heritage Trust£17,400
Muncaster Visitor Management Limited (MVM Ltd)£479,200
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising£119,000
MV Balmoral Fund Limited£15,600
National Memorial Arboretum Company Ltd£296,600
Naze Tower£32,800
Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd£36,500
New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre£15,000
Nimrod Preservation Group XV232 C.I.C.£11,100
North East Lincolnshire Council£60,000
North Norfolk Railway plc£360,000
Northampton Steam Railway Limited£46,000
Northumberland Archives£48,100
Nottingham City Council£180,000
Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity£24,200
Old Kiln Museum Trust T/A Rural Life Living Museum£70,200
Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre (Obee) Community Interest Company£14,300
P.O.W. 83 Camp Ltd£238,800
Paddington Development Trust£157,500
Parish of Stockport and Brinnington (the account is Parish of Stockport and Brinnington PCC)£33,400
Parochial Church Council of St Mary's Church, Shinfield£80,000
Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Frome Selwood (Frome St John the Baptist PCC)£19,000
Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Hull£92,600
Pashley Manor Gardens£150,400
Past Participate CIC£25,000
PCC of Castle Combe (St Andrew's Church)£32,400
PCC of Shobdon Church£14,500
PCC of St Magnus the Martyr£230,000
Pendeen Community Heritage£186,300
Penistone Cinema Organ Trust£58,000
Penshurst Operating Partnership£107,600
Peter Rogan & Associates Limited£66,000
Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation£38,000
Pioneer Sailing Trust£276,200
Plym Valley Railway Company Limited£27,900
Portland Works Little Sheffield Ltd£134,400
Portsmouth Cathedral Chapter£266,500
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust£698,600
RC Compton Estate£454,000
Reading Borough Council- Events and Engagement Team£80,500
Re-Form Heritage£26,300
Ribble Steam Railway Ltd£207,200
Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Remembrance Trust£626,000
Richer Environmental£10,200
Rickmansworth Waterways Trust£20,400
River Bourne Community Farm CIC£35,000
RJK Properties Ltd£32,500
Rockingham Castle Estates£273,400
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway£470,000
Rugeley Town Council£94,000
Rushden Historical Transport Society£31,900
Russell Distillers Limited£340,000
Rutland County Council District Council£132,100
Salisbury Cathedral£245,000
Samlesbury Hall Trust£388,100
Selby Abbey£38,800
Serpentine Community Garden Society CIO£21,200
Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) Public Limited Company£906,000
SG Prison Ltd£132,300
Shape London (NDACA)£59,000
Sharpe's Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust£127,800
Sheffield Cathedral£36,600
Shire Hall (Dorchester) Trust£109,800
Shrewsbury Abbey Church£98,900
Shropshire stone and granite ltd£41,000
Silverstone Heritage Ltd / The Silverstone Experience£572,000
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited£26,500
Skillington Workshop Limitd£17,200
Slough Fort Preservation Trust£10,900
South Devon Railway Trust£332,300
South London Theatre Centre Ltd£87,900
South Somerset District Council (Leisure & Recreation Service)£50,500
South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society£84,300
Southern Pennines Rural Regeneration Company Ltd£436,400
Southwell Cathedral Chapter£400,900
SPID Theatre Company Ltd£100,600
Sporting Heritage Community Interest Company£97,000
Spring Pictures Ltd£18,000
St Andrews Church Cullompton£52,000
St Bartholomew's Heritage£151,600
St Clement Danes Church Fund£10,000
St Cuthbert's College£437,100
St Dominic Parochial Church Cuncil£10,800
St James's Piccadilly£490,200
St Margaret's Community Partnership£15,300
St Martin in the Fields Trust£658,900
St Mary and St James Great Grimsby PCC£182,900
St Mary-at-Hill Church£121,500
St Mary's House and Gardens, Bramber£47,400
St Matthew's Church Brixton PCC Building Management Charity£75,400
St Michael's Without£17,500
St Osyth Priory and Parish Trust (SOPPT)£75,400
St Pancras Church£89,400
St Pancras Old Church£24,600
St Paul Bow Common£21,700
St Paul's Church, Compstall.£40,000
St Teath PCC£12,900
St. Mary the Virgin, Grafton Regis NN12 7SS£20,300
Stanford Hall£173,400
Stockton Parish Church Parochial Church Council£155,600
Stoneleigh Abbey Limited£90,000
Stonor Enterprises£899,000
Stowe House Enterprises Ltd£63,900
Streatham Common Community Operations Limited£29,800
Strenson Leisure ltd£108,000
Sussex Archaeological Society (SAS)£497,500
Sustainable Development Foundation£15,000
Swanage Railway Company£223,200
Symbiont Consulting Ltd£21,600
Tall Ship Zebu CIC£458,400
Tanfield Railway Company Limited£245,500
Tetebury Police Museum and Courtroom£13,000
Tewkesbury Abbey PCC£185,300
Thames Explorer Trust£64,400
Thames Steamers Limited£30,000
The 78 Derngate Northampton Trust£38,400
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust£153,000
The Apostolic Order of St Hadrian of Canterbury£21,600
The Arkwright Society Ltd£717,400
The Arthurian Centre£20,000
The Bishopgate Foundation£942,100
The City Rooms£20,000
The Corporate Body of Lincoln Cathedral£970,600
The Corporation of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool£612,700
The Cultural Engine CIC£18,000
The Dronfield Heritage Trust£79,200
The Foundry Sheffield£78,000
The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery park£24,500
The Great Dixter Charitable Trust£190,600
The Groundwork South Trust Limited£100,000
The Heart of the City Partnership£206,700
The Hedingham Partnership T/AS Hedingham Castle£49,600
The Highlife Centre£61,000
The Ipswich Hospital Band Limited£16,000
The Island Trust Limited£79,100
The Kelmarsh Trust£263,600
The Kenelm Youth Trust Limited£118,400
The Kent and East Sussex Railway Company Limited£301,500
The Leeds Library£68,400
The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust£42,000
The Lost Gardens of Heligan£606,400
The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust£246,500
The Low House CIC£31,600
The Lundy Company Limited£500,000
The MAD Museum Ltd£60,000
The Marney Partnership£150,700
The Marquis of Lansdowne trading as Bowood Estate Open Days£252,000
The Merchants of Charlestown LTD£70,000
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool£477,600
The Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust£190,500
The Modernist Society CIC£30,000
The Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust£691,800
The Net North Shields£25,600
The New Mechanics Institution Preservation Trust Ltd (and The Mechanics Institution Trust Enterprises Ltd)£42,300
The North End Trust£30,600
The Old Church Stoke Newington Ltd£58,300
The Oxford House in Bethnal Green£42,000
The Palace Trust£364,900
The Parish of St Peter in the Forest Walthamstow£42,000
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Bath Abbey With St James, Bath£91,600
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Brentwood£107,000
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Christ Church with All Saints Spitalfields£253,800
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Headley with Box Hill£30,100
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Kemp Town: Saint Mary£10,900
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Saint Mary, Bridgwater£20,900
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Botolph-Without-Aldgate, London£13,300
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary, Totnes With St John the Evangelist, Bridgetown£83,100
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Marylebone With Holy Trinity St Marylebone£100,000
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Paul and St Mark, Old Ford£98,600
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Paul, Hammersmith£37,500
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Peter, Ealing£14,100
The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Petroc, Bodmin£25,000
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Vedast£37,800
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Team Parish of Dewsbury£68,200
The PCC Of Glastonbury St John£25,000
The Pennoyyer Centre£68,700
The Piece Hall Trust£995,000
The Riverside Project£24,800
The Royal Parks£975,000
The Saltaire World Heritage Education Association£13,200
The Sharpham Trust£98,300
The Shell Grotto Limited£48,200
The Sidney Nolan Trust£76,100
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum£925,000
The Sir John Moore Foundation£57,400
The Springhead Trust Limited£84,500
The Wellington Trust£213,300
The Wesley Centre (Malton Methodist Church)£78,000
The West India Committee£117,800
The Whitwell & Reepham Railway Preservation Society Ltd£49,000
The Woodcraft project Ltd (Heartwood Teaching Grounds)£115,700
The Wright Law School£30,000
Thurne Mill£18,000
Timothy Smare£14,000
Tissington Hall£20,300
Topham Partners LLP t/a TopFoto£85,500
Torbay Economic Development Company Limited£73,600
Torr Vale Mills Limited£205,000
Tresco Estate Partnership£262,500
Triskele Heritage£15,100
True Form Projects CIC£28,600
Truro Cathedral£146,900
Turner's House Trust£58,800
Tutbury Castle Trading Ltd£58,500
Two Brothers Fishing Limited£10,000
Ufton Court Educational Trust£64,000
Under Construction Crew£10,000
Underfall Yard Trust£25,500
Upton Cressett Limited£95,000
Vast Services (1920)£37,700
Vehicles for Change£49,400
Victoria Baths Trust£156,500
Vintage Trains Charitable Trust£194,800
Walgrave PCC£12,000
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council£32,700
Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills Company Limited (The Company)£104,600
War Memorials Trust£40,000
Wave Leisure Trust Ltd£850,000
We The Curious Ltd.£173,400
Wealden Railway Company Limited£153,900
Wells Cathedral£201,300
Wensleydale Railway Plc£90,000
Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust Ltd£468,300
Wessex Archaeology Limited£222,200
West Green House Ltd£32,800
West Lexham LLP£167,900
West Somerset Railway Plc.£865,000
Westminster Cathedral£190,400
Wicksteed Charitable Trust£247,000
Winchester Cathedral£948,200
Woodchester Mansion Trust£58,600
World Heritage UK£16,700
WyvernRail plc£85,000
YHA (England and Wales)£866,700
YOUTH CLUB Ltd£69,000

Heritage Stimulus Fund

12 organisations, including English Heritage, Landmark Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and the Canal and River Trust, will receive £34 million from the Heritage Stimulus Fund to restart construction and maintenance on cherished heritage sites to preserve visitor attractions and protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors in the sector.

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has also been awarded a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund through Historic England. The AHF will use the funding to support charities and social enterprises occupying historic buildings to develop new business plans and strategies for organisations affected by the pandemic.

OrganisationGrant Funding
National Trust£6,021,711
Friends of Friendless Churches£1,000,000
Historic Royal Palaces£3,013,339
Landmark Trust£1,228,839
English Heritage Trust£2,922,480
Treasure Houses England£2,338,768
Historic Houses£2,382,543
Catholic Trust£3,000,000
Historic Houses Foundation£3,000,000
Church of England£6,500,000

Some of the places that will benefit from the funds

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As a nation it is essential that we preserve our heritage and celebrate and learn from our past. This massive support package will protect our shared heritage for future generations, save jobs and help us prepare for a cultural bounceback post covid.
Oliver Dowden Culture Secretary
It is heartening to see grants, both large and small, from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund helping heritage sites and organisations across the country which have been hit hard by the effects of Covid-19.

These grants range from giving skilled craft workers the chance to keep their trades alive to helping heritage organisations pay the bills, and to kick-starting repair works at our best-loved historic sites.

The funding is an essential lifeline for our heritage and the people who work tirelessly to conserve it for us all, so that we can hand it on to future generations.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive Historic England
It is absolutely right that investing in heritage should be a priority during this crisis and this support by Government is crucial. Heritage creates jobs and economic prosperity, is a major driver for tourism and makes our towns, cities, and rural areas better places to live. All of this is so important for our wellbeing and will be particularly vital when we start to emerge from this incredibly difficult time.

Our heritage is still facing a perilous future – we are not out of the woods yet. But this hugely welcome funding from Government, and the money we continue to invest from the National Lottery, has undoubtedly stopped heritage and the organisations that care for it being permanently lost.
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive National Lottery Heritage Fund
There’s no truer way to experience the past than to walk in the footsteps of those who have lived it – that’s why preserving our built heritage is so important.

At Historic Royal Palaces, we care for six nationally significant buildings, opening them to the public and preserving them for future generations. Sadly, the pandemic meant that we had to stop some of our critical conservation work. The grant we have received from the Culture Recovery Fund will enable to this work to resume – so we can give some of Britain’s most historic buildings the care and attention they deserve, while supporting the specialist craftspeople who are vital for the future of our national heritage. We are enormously grateful to the Government for this support.
Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator Historic Royal Palaces