Lifeline grant support
The remarkable public appeal response complements two grants awarded to the Lundy Company Limited since the Coronavirus pandemic hit. Taken all together, the support means Lundy is no longer in peril.
Support from the Culture Recovery Fund
The Lundy Company Ltd is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The vital grant to the island from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund is designed to help museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues through the coronavirus pandemic.
The £500,000 grant will ensure the island can survive by protecting 45 jobs for staff directly employed by Lundy through the coming 2020/2021 winter. It will ensure the island can remain open and accessible to visitors in a safe way, by building on the existing extensive Covid-control measures the Lundy team has already put in in place. The fund will also cover fuel costs for heat, light and power.
Support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund
To our delight, the National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded Lundy a maximum grant of £250,000, from their Emergency Fund. We are immensely grateful to the Heritage Fund for their support at a crucial time, which was thanks to the National Lottery and its players. This grant was instrumental in enabling our operations to continue through the challenging summer and gave us precious time to manage the successful public appeal.