Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust receives grant of £97,500 from the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside 90 other organisations and individuals Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust has been awarded grants through the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Heritage Recovery Fund is being distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and is part of the £29 million Executive allocation that was made to the Department for Communities to support the arts, culture, heritage and language sectors which have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced grants to help 50 organisations and 41 individuals adapt, recover and re-open following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants from the Heritage Recovery Fund were awarded to a wide range of organisations and individuals in the heritage sector, from historic sites, attractions and landscapes, to tour guides and specialist heritage conservators.
CCGHT’s Chief Executive Officer Graham Thompson commented: “In addition to the important accessibility work this support from the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Heritage Fund allows CCGHT to ensure the security of our organisation and to help us to continue to contribute towards the costs of protecting our valued landscapes.”
Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust has appointed accessibility experts Direct Access to make a series of its publications accessible to people with hearing and sight impairments.
Direct Access’ Chief Operating Officer Steve Dering commented: “Direct Access are delighted to be invited to produce a series of accessible videos. For the first time deaf people will be able to access information in their native sign language and audio description is provided so that people who are blind and others who cannot see the guides adequately get the information needed to understand the content.”
This is the latest package of support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support the heritage sector across the UK throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Paul Mullan, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “We are grateful to the Department for Communities for providing this funding and enabling us to help a wide range of organisations and individuals in Northern Ireland’s heritage sector to recover from the current crisis. Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, creating economic prosperity and supporting personal wellbeing. All of these are going to be vitally important as we emerge from the current pandemic.”
To find out more about The National Lottery Heritage Fund, go to: www.heritagefund.org.uk follow @HeritageFundNI on Twitter and @HeritageFundNorthernIreland on Facebook and use the hashtag #NationalLotteryHeritageFund
More information about Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust can be found at www.ccght.org