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Voluntary Organisations: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6387, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support BAME community organisations which have lost heritage funding as a result of the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

16 July 2020

Government is fully committed to supporting the heritage sector through the coronavirus crisis. BAME community organisations are able to take advantage of the unprecedented support made available by the Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and a years' business rates holiday. In addition to Government support, Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund have made emergency response packages available, totalling over £50 million, for those organisations most in need.