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Amberley Museum receives £50,000 National Lottery support

Amberley Museum has received £50,000 National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage

Amberley Museum has received £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help cover costs over the next few months to support opening. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown Amberley Museum had to close for over 4 months, which left the Museum with some serious financial challenges.

Valerie Mills, Director at Amberley Museum said:

“Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can now plan for the future with much more confidence and these funds will help us to stay open to visitors over the next few months. 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 sustaining heritage for the benefit of all.”

The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million was made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector.

The UK-wide fund aimed to address both immediate emergency actions and help organisations to start thinking about recovery.

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.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we are pleased to be able to lend our support to organisations such as Amberley Museum during this uncertain time.”

Like Amberley Museum, 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 comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery. This money is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and span the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment and sports sectors.

Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes, including heritage of local and national importance. By playing The National Lottery, people up and down the country are making an amazing contribution to the nationwide-response to combatting the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across the UK.

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