Sussex Heritage Trust receives £10,000 funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Sussex Heritage Trust has received £10,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 5:17 pm

Like many charities, the Sussex Heritage Trust faces a challenging and difficult future.

This funding will go a long way to ensure the Trust’s continued work to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trust has continued to operate focusing on the popular Sussex Heritage Trust Awards and our bursary scheme, which offers educational opportunities for young people and those looking to retrain in building conservation craft.

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The only Sussex-wide Heritage Awards supports excellence in conservation, restoration, and good design of newly built projects, while also encouraging the use of traditional skills and crafts.

Moving to later this year, the new deadline for entries is Friday June 26 with the awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday November 25 2020.

Chairman of the trust, Simon Knight DL said: “We are so grateful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and indeed all those who play the National Lottery, for providing this funding to the Sussex Heritage Trust.

“As a small charity we like to think we punch well above our weight with the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards and our work giving bursaries to young people looking to improve their traditional craftmanship skills.

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“This money will ensure we continue to deliver this important work across Sussex in the next 12 months and beyond.”

The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund.

A trust spokesman said £50 million has been made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is currently open to applications for its Heritage Emergency Fund. To find out more visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19

The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards will be taking entries across nine categories including the Sussex Heritage Trust Person of the Year until Friday 26th June. For an entry pack and to enter the Awards please go to www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk or email: [email protected]