Culture Recovery Fund open for applications from conservation businesses

The second round of The Culture Recovery Fund is opening for applications from organisations including conservation businesses.

The fund is a part of the rescue package announced by DCMS to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Over £300million of grants will be available, covering the period April-June, to support cultural organisations with the costs they will face as they welcome back visitors.

The Heritage Fund is distributing £36m of the overall funding to organisations in partnership with Historic England. The second round will offer grants of between £10,000 and £3m to support organisations to make the transition towards full reopening.

Icon’s campaigning and lobbying efforts have made sure that conservators are included in the grant schemes. The guidelines on who can apply include “for profit businesses that are a vital part of the heritage ecosystem and who generate the largest portion of their income from heritage work. This includes conservators, contractors, specialists, suppliers and cooperatives.”

The fund is open for applications from 7 January 2021 to 26 January 2021.

Find more details about applying to the Cultural Recovery Fund.