Organisations responsible for national heritage attractions have a two-week window to submit their application to this £34 million programme.

Grants range from £1 million to £10 million.

The funding is to be used for a project or programme of projects comprised of capital repair works, or discrete phases of capital works, that can be completed by 31 March 2021.

The funding will support:

  • Programmes or projects which were due to go ahead in 2020/21, but which were stalled by the restrictions caused by COVID-19, or by the uncertainty over available funding, including additional work to existing projects.
  • Capital costs related to the delivery of the programme or project only.  The costs of specialist staff managing and undertaking a project will be taken into account but only where these costs are necessary for the delivery of capital works and would be capitalised.
  • Applicants are expected to have sought and maximised alternative or partnership funding where it is available.  Funding for programmes will be limited to a maximum of 80% of eligible works.
The Grants for Programmes of Major Works is part of the Heritage Stimulus Fund which forms part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, a support package to protect the country's cultural, arts and heritage organisations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications will be accepted from 14 August until midnight on 28 August 2020.