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 (compiled 23/03/2020).
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 23/03/20|
|NEW FUND: National Lottery Heritage Fund - Heritage Emergency Fund||https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/heritage-emergency-fund-launches-help-sector||See web page for full details.||@HeritageFundSCO|
|NEW FUND: Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund||https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund||This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.||@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.|
|Historic Environment Scotland (HES)||https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/grants-coronavirus-guidance/||Grants Coronavirus guidance.||@HistEnvScot|
|Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)||http://ahfund.org.uk/||Support, and maintaining current assessment and awarding deadlines.||@ArchHFundScot|
|Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS)||https://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/||Team now working from home.||@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|
|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||Intention to apply maximum flexibility to beneficiaries.||@CEDUK_Culture|
|Creative Scotland||https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice||Funding honoured regardless of activity status (cancel/rescheduled). Pragmatic and flexible. New funding coming out 27/03/20||@CreativeScots|
|Garfield Weston Foundation Trust||https://garfieldweston.org/covid-19/||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|
|Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS)||https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/stories/museums-galleries-scotland-response-on-coronavirus-covid-19/||Flexibility on timescales and how funding is used.||@MuseumsGalScot|
|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/||Announcements were due March 2020 - status unknown|
|Scotland's Improvement Districts||https://improvementdistricts.scot/business-improvement-districts-to-support-coronavirus-recovery-with-1-million-scottish-government-fund/||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