Historic England are collaborating with a number of heritage organisations to share information and expertise, provide support and guidance, and understand the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the heritage sector.
Taking the Survey
To help inform this work, Historic England need you to tell then how you are being affected. Your feedback will help shape the Government’s response to protecting and championing the heritage sector during this difficult time. This survey closes at midnight Monday 13 April 2020 and the link can be found here:
Historic England’s work is currently focused across five key areas:
- Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
- Heritage Sector Response Group
- Working with the Government
- Assessing the impact on heritage organisations
- Supporting heritage organisations
Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
Historic England are planning emergency financial support for heritage organisations to help mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This will run alongside new funding announced by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as other measures introduced by the Government and heritage and cultural sector partners. The aim is to extend the safety net as far as possible and to help heritage organisations both survive the immediate challenges they face and prepare for recovery. Further details coming soon.
Historic England continue to work closely with the heritage sector to collate comprehensive and consistent information on the impact of Coronavirus. They need to make sure that they have reliable data and evidence on how all parts of the sector have been affected, so that they can respond quickly and effectively. As well as the considerable impact on tourist sites, Historic England will collect data on the impact on small businesses, craft skills specialists and heritage crime so that they can best plan for the recovery phase. If you would like to contribute ideas on the data that should be collected or provide evidence of how you have been impacted, please email: