Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, is encouraging local organisations to apply for new National Lottery Heritage grants 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, ‘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 prospective projects due to the pandemic need to be considered in the application.
Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said:
“Birmingham is fortunate to have a variety of world-class museums and heritage centres that do so much to boost the local economy and showcase the rich history of our city, yet many are struggling as a result of the pandemic.
“This new funding is timely and I’m encouraging local organisations to apply.
“The past year has been so difficult for our cultural hubs, but National Lottery Grants present a valuable opportunity to create projects that attract more visitors to Birmingham Ladywood and generate new jobs for local people. This would be a huge source of support for the recovery of our local economy.
“There is plenty of guidance and support available for people wishing to apply. If you are an organisation from Birmingham Ladywood that is interested in these grants, please do get in touch and I would be delighted to support you in applying for the funding.”
Notes to editor:
- More information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/national-lottery-grants-heritage-2021-22