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Alchemy Arts receives support from National Lottery Heritage Fund

Alchemy Arts are delighted to reveal that we have received support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on heritage.

Since the pandemic and lockdown began, we have been forced to put some of our plans and projects on pause, while amending others to make our delivery more COVID-friendly. This is particularly true for the fourth strand of our TEK Eagles programme in Salford, which will now be delivered entirely online through a number of informative podcasts and videos.

Now, with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and players of the National Lottery, we are able to continue delivering our projects in a fun, informative and creative way.

Adil Mohammed Javed, Alchemy Arts CEO and Artistic Director, said: “We are really over the moon with the support from Heritage Lottery Emergency Fund.

“It isn’t just about the funding for us; our experience with the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been an overwhelmingly positive one. The individuals who work there go above and beyond for good causes, which makes things easier for us, and so much more beneficial for both parties.

“We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time – it’s a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about sustaining heritage for the benefit of all.”

The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million was made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector.

The UK-wide fund aimed to address both immediate emergency actions and help organisations to start thinking about recovery.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, supporting economic regeneration and benefiting our personal wellbeing.

“All of these things are going to be even more important as we emerge from this current crisis.

“Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we are pleased to be able to lend our support to organisations such as Alchemy during this uncertain time.

Like Alchemy Arts, other charities and organisations across the UK that have been affected by the unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus outbreak are being given access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery.

This money is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and span the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment and sports sectors.

Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes, including heritage of local and national importance. By playing The National Lottery, people up and down the country are making an amazing contribution to the nationwide-response to combating the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across the UK.


The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund is now closed for applications. To find out more about how The National Heritage Emergency Fund is supporting the sector at this time please visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19

To find out more about the National Lottery Good Causes, visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/coronavirus-pandemic-response

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