PECT has received £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help address the impact of Covid-19 on the organisation and enable it to continue its work protecting, preserving, and enhancing the environment in Peterborough and beyond.
Since the pandemic began, the charity has focused its services on downloadable resources and virtual events, to continue to expand its reach and impact during lockdown.
Stuart Dawks, Director of Operations at PECT said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can continue to adapt and deliver the work of our charity. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time.”
“As lockdown has shown, access to our local green spaces is vitally important for health and wellbeing. Our natural environment has an essential role to play in supporting our communities, enabling happy and healthy lifestyles, and keeping people active. It’s so important that we understand, appreciate and protect our environment – for us to enjoy now and for the benefit of future generations.”
The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million has been made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector. The UK-wide fund will address both immediate emergency actions and help organisations to start thinking about recovery.
Like PECT, 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 combatting the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across the UK.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is currently open to applications for its Heritage Emergency Fund. To find out more 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
For more information about PECT, visit www.pect.org.uk.