Karin Smyth MP encourages organisations in Bristol South to apply for new National Lottery funding
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is encouraging local organisations to apply for new National Lottery funding worth between £3,000 to £5million.
Priority will be given to heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development, support wellbeing and create better places to live, work and visit. Every project must also achieve the inclusion outcome, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’.
Application guidance has been updated in line with the Covid-19 context, and assumptions about social distancing and potential risks to the project due to the pandemic need to be considered in the application.
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:
“Bristol is home to many excellent museums, galleries and heritage centres who do so much to boost the local economy and attract visitors to our wonderful city, yet many are struggling considerably as a result of the pandemic. They act as places to share our cultural achievements and strengthen our communities. It’s vital that we protect them and that is why I’m encouraging constituents to apply for this funding.
“National Lottery Grants present a really valuable opportunity to create projects that will make our city a better place to live and visit, and generate new jobs for local people to support the recovery of Bristol’s economy.
“I’m encouraging any heritage organisation in Bristol South to apply as there is application guidance and support available to help you through the process. Plus, those applying can contact me and I will be delighted to provide support in obtaining the funding.”