It is fantastic that Maldon District Council has been awarded £40,000 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage with a further £40,000 going to help restore St Mary’s Church, Mundon. We are very lucky to have wonderful heritage assets in the District and this money will help us get through the current challenges and emerge stronger.

As part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, support is being made available to heritage organisations across England, including £80,241 in Maldon. 

The DCMS made £1.57bn of support available through its Culture Recovery Fund to support heritage and the wider cultural sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.  On Friday we are announcing some awards for revenue and capital funding.  The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England have worked together to ensure that this significant investment from Government reaches the organisations most in need.  This is the first tranche of funding for heritage, covering grants of up to £1 million, and is part of the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage managed jointly by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Maldon District Council will receive £40,000

In addition, £34 million is being allocated from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, distributed by Historic England.  This money will support nationally important heritage attractions to restart construction and maintenance on cherished heritage sites to preserve visitor attractions and protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors in the sector.  Friends of Friendless Churches: St Marys, Mundon will receive £40,241