Cultural Heritage Advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
An overview of sites offering advice and guidance from across the heritage funding landscape and built environment sector.
From across the breadth of the sector we are, understandably, hearing concerns in relation to the impact of the pandemic. BEFS has gathered the current information available from funders and organisations into tables below (updated weekly).
As the situation changes and develops, the information will likely change. However, this overview of guidance and updates should provide an indication of where to find support for you and your organisation at this challenging time.
- For any medical information please refer to: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
- For any Scottish Government information please go to: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Whilst this is an extremely uncertain time for all, do remember that organisations are constantly adjusting to changing circumstances, and they too need time to make sure their advice is accurate and current.
If there is relevant information we have not included in the tables below, do please get in contact.
ADVICE FROM FUNDING ORGANISATIONS
|Funding Organisations||Funding Advice||Main Messaging|
|Consolidated Scottish Government Funding Site||https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/||Consolidated Scottish Government Funding Site|
|NEW FUND: Visit Scotland Tourism Destination & Sector Support Fund||https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/funding/coronavirus-dmo-fund||Now closed.||@VisitScotNews|
|NEW FINANCE: Scottish Government Emergency Loans for SME Housebuilders||https://www.gov.scot/news/emergency-loan-fund-for-sme-housebuilders/||Programme opens Monday 18th May|
|NEW FUND: Wellbeing Fund||https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/wellbeing-fund||FUND APPLICATIONS currently closed.||@scvotweet|
|NEW FUNDING: Hardship and Resilience Funds from Scot Gov||https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-100m-funds-to-help-business/||A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people||@scotgoveconomy|
|NEW FUNDING: Bounce Back Loans (UK GOV)||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan||Businesses can apply for new Bounce Back Loans up to a maximum of £50,000, or 25% of turnover, with the government paying the interest for the first 12 months.|
|NEW FUND: National Lottery Heritage Fund - Heritage Emergency Fund||https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund||Applications open- from 21st May larger grants of £50K-250K available (in addition to the £3K-£50K) – and you can apply any time up to Tuesday 30 June.||@HeritageFundSCO|
|NEW FUND: Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund||https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund||Currently PAUSED.||@Caf|
|NEW FUND: Third Sector Resilience Fund||https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-fund||See web page for full details and eligibility checker link.|
|NEW FUND: Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)||http://ahfund.org.uk/news-source/scotland2020||See web page for information.||@ArchHFundScot|
|NEW FUNDING streams Creative Scotland||https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/03/covid-19-impact-funds||Bridging Funds now closed.||@CreativeScots|
|NEW FUNDING Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS)||https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/funding-overview/||https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/stories/museums-galleries-scotland-response-on-coronavirus-covid-19/||@MuseumsGalScot|
|Historic Environment Scotland (HES)||https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/grants-coronavirus-guidance/||Sector survey preliminary results: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/hes-unveils-initial-findings-of-covid-19-impact-survey||@HistEnvScot|
|Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS)||https://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/||Signposting to advice and information https://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/covid-19/||@aandbscotland|
|Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) / UK Research & Innovation||https://www.ukri.org/news/coronavirus-impact-on-ukri-supported-research/||Aware sweeping impacts, reviewing deadlines. Suggesting extensions for deadlines in relation to ongoing work.||@UKRI_News|
|Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CS-IC)||https://www.cs-ic.org/innovationcentre/innovation-support/i-con-covid-19-support/||i-Con is an initiative created to assist the built environment sector during this global emergency. It provides resources that address challenges faced by the sector to build resilience for a brighter future through innovation.||@CScotIC|
|Corra Foundation||https://www.corra.scot/news/work-to-support-charities-and-communities-dealing-with-the-impact-of-coronavirus/||Maintaining payment processing. Flexibility over timescales and how funding is used.||@corrascot|
|Creative Europe||http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/update-information-creative-europe-and-coronavirus-covid-19||New Q&A document added. Intention to apply maximum flexibility to beneficiaries.||@CEDUK_Culture|
|Esmee Fairbairn Foundation||https://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/coronavirus---reassurance-for-those-we-fund||Update: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is making an additional £16 million of funding available this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.||@EsmeeFairbairn|
|Funding Scotland||https://fundingscotland.com/||Need to create an account to use. Funding search tool from SCVO.||@scvotweet|
|Garfield Weston Foundation Trust||https://garfieldweston.org/coronavirus-from-reaction-to-action-by-philippa-charles-director/||Flexibility, strong online systems, online application open.||@WestonFdn|
|Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT)||https://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk/important-update-temporary-office-closure/||Grants programme remains open, flexible for current recipients, adaptable to changing circumstances.||@GlasgowHeritage|
|National Lottery Community Fund||https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates||Shifting deadlines, further flexibility.||@TNLComFundScot|
|National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)||https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update||Operational, supportive. Surveying to see what can help. Survey results.||@HeritageFundSCO|
|Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust||http://www.pkht.org.uk/||Continuing projects as much as possible. Contact by email please.||@PKHeritageTrust|
|Regeneration Capital Grant Fund||https://www.gov.scot/policies/regeneration/capital-investment/||https://www.gov.scot/publications/regeneration-capital-grant-fund-2020-call-stage-1---application-form-and-guidance/|
|Scotland's Improvement Districts||https://improvementdistricts.scot/bid-resilience-fund-application-guidance-and-support-email-helpline/||New funding announced 01/04/2020||@Scot_IDs|
|Stirling City Heritage Trust||Contacting individually.||Continuing projects as much as possible. Contact by email please.||@StirlingCHT|
|The Robertson Trust||http://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/news/a-coronavirus-update-for-grant-holders||No return of unspent funds, flexibility on restricted funding, extensions where applicable.||@RobertsonTrust|
GUIDANCE FROM HERITAGE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT ORGANISATIONS
Organisational Updates and Information