Christina Rees, MP for Neath, is encouraging local organisations to apply for new National Lottery Heritage funding which is worth between £3,000 to £5million. Priority will be given to heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development, support wellbeing and create better places to live, work and visit. Every project must also achieve the inclusion outcome of, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’.
Application guidance has been updated in line with the Covid-19 context, and assumptions about social distancing and potential risks to the project due to the pandemic need to be considered in the application.
Christina Rees, MP for Neath, said:
“Neath is fortunate to have a strong heritage and variety of fantastic organisations who do so much to boost the local economy and showcase what our local area has to offer, yet many are struggling considerably as a result of the pandemic.
“I encourage any heritage organisation in Neath to apply for a National Lottery Grant, as it presents a really beneficial opportunity to create projects to improve wellbeing and generate new jobs for local people. It could also attract more visitors to the local area when lockdown ends, providing support for the recovery of our local economy.
“If you need help developing your idea before you start your application, you can also get pre-application advice for projects over £10,000. And if anyone needs any support or advice in their application please do contact me as I would be delighted to help.”