Mims Davies Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex was delighted to hear that Borde Hill Garden, on the outskirts of Haywards Heath, has been awarded £114,800 from the Government, as part of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund - funded by Government and administered at arms length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both funds are part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund which is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans. Grants are between £10,000 and £1 million with a further round of grants of up to £3 million due to be announced imminently.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:
“As a nation it is essential that we preserve our heritage and celebrate and learn from our past. This massive support package will protect our shared heritage for future generations, save jobs and help us prepare for a cultural bounceback post covid.”
Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, Director of the Garden Council, said:
We’re extremely grateful to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage for the grant of £114,800 which has been awarded to Borde Hill Garden Charity. The funding will help us to restore our beautiful woodland areas, making botanical collections within them more accessible to our valued visitors next season, and will enable exciting community projects with new Forest School and grower initiatives planned. The grant also assists in replacing income lost during lockdown and thereby protecting jobs and our Heritage Garden for years to come.’