Lottery Lifeline for Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
£250,000 given from fund to reduce Covid-19 impact on heritage sector
Picture: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has received a £250,000 National Lottery grant from funding which aims to support the heritage sector during the pandemic. It was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million has been made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need.
Pitzhanger was forced to closed in March, just a year after it reopened to the public following a major refurbishment, and all its commercial and admissions income was lost. It is now working on plans to reopen in a safe and appropriate way and welcome back the public in early autumn 2020.
Director Clare Gough at Pitzhanger said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can now look to Pitzhanger’s reopening, and continue to build on the momentum established in our first year of operation. Pitzhanger lost all of its commercial income when it closed for Covid. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time – it’s a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about keeping Britain’s heritage open and accessible for the benefit of all.”
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, supporting economic regeneration and benefiting our personal wellbeing. All of these things are going to be even more important as we emerge from this current crisis.”
Like Pitzhanger other charities and organisations across the UK that have been affected by the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus outbreak are being given access to a package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery. The support given spans the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment and sports sectors.
August 6, 2020