Katherine Fletcher MP has welcomed the news that £48,400 of emergency funding has been awarded to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust in Leyland.
In April 2020, The Heritage Emergency Fund was set-up in recognition that the UK’s heritage would need support as a result of the national lockdown in response to COVID-19.
A total of 198 grants have been awarded to organisations in the North to assist with running costs. The grants have been used to help organisations pay key staff, cover costs for essential maintenance and utility costs as well as supporting them reopen in a safe way.
Funding from the National Heritage Lottery has helped to keep a lot of organisations going and saved them from permanent closure.
Welcoming the news, Conservative MP for South Ribble, Katherine Fletcher said:
I am delighted to hear that the National Heritage Trust has given a grant of £48,400 to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust, here in Leyland. The grant will help them with running costs of the museum. The vehicle museum is much loved by all and a great family day out. This news comes on the back of the museum being awarded a grant from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund earlier this month.