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Funding boost for Heritage Lincolnshire in COVID pandemic




Heritage Lincolnshire has been awarded a share of £103million funding from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

The organisation is one of 445 heritage bodies across the country set to receive the 'lifesaving financial boost' to help them keep going through the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Greg Pickup, CEO of Heritage Lincolnshire, said: "We are delighted that Heritage Lincolnshire have been awarded with these much-needed funds and shows the support that Lincolnshire heritage and culture requires.

The Old King's Head building at Kirton is among the sites being restored Heritage Lincolnshire. Last year, Mary Duff and Michael Lavender, who were both previous occupants of the Old King's Head, looked through old photographs of the building. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Heritage Lincolnshire.
The Old King's Head building at Kirton is among the sites being restored Heritage Lincolnshire. Last year, Mary Duff and Michael Lavender, who were both previous occupants of the Old King's Head, looked through old photographs of the building. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Heritage Lincolnshire.

"Lincolnshire holds many historic sites to explore and discover and these should be part of our recovery plan for the county as we start to welcome visitors back to showcase what we have to offer.

"This fund allows us to continue the valuable work that the team complete to ensure our heritage is here for generations to come."

Among this, 443 organisations will receive a share of £67 million from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to help with costs for operating, reopening and recovery. This includes the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.

The Old King's Head in Kirton prior to restoration.
The Old King's Head in Kirton prior to restoration.


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