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Cultural Recovery fund gives £165,000 for Bennerley Viaduct

7 November 2020

More help for heritage in need with £14 million investment in England’s historic sites.

Bennerley Viaduct is among 162 organisations receiving lifeline grant from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Historic sites including Bennerley Viaduct will receive help to meet ongoing costs and support to restart activity when it is possible to do so safely.

More than £9 million has been allocated by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which builds on £103 million awarded to more significant historic places last month. Grants between £10,000 and £1 million have been awarded to stabilise 77 organisations.

In addition, £5 million will go to construction and maintenance projects that have been paused due to the pandemic.

Historic England has allocated £3,971,513 in awards from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of a £120 million capital investment from the Culture Recovery Fund, to restart construction and maintenance projects facing delays or increased costs as a result of the pandemic and save specialist livelihoods in the sector.

The project to restore Bennerley Viaduct has received £165,000 for essential repairs to the viaduct’s parapet walls and eastern abutment.

Press release by RPL and DCMS for Bennerley Viaduct 7 Nov 2020

Picture credit: image of Bennerley Viaduct by Paul Atherley

Bennerley Viaduct (photo by Paul Atherley)