£5 Million Funding Boost For English Heritage


Maria Miller sets out new vision for strengthening, protecting and promoting England’s heritage for the public


Published on 07 December 2013

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by Department for Culture, Media & Sport and English Heritage Page history:Published 6 December 2013 Policy:Protecting, conserving and providing access to the historic environment in England Topics:Arts and culture and Planning and building Minister:The Rt H

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London, England

Dover Castle Image Courtesy Of English Heritage
Dover Castle Image Courtesy Of English Heritage

Culture Secretary Maria Miller today announced a further £5 million funding – on top of the £80 million already committed – to create a new charity arm of English Heritage to manage England’s precious historic sites.

The new charitable status will give English Heritage freedom to raise funds, with a target of finding a further £83 million from third parties, allowing it to undertake a huge programme of conservation for properties and works to improve the visitor experience. English Heritage properties currently receive more than six million visits every year.

Maria Miller said:

"The incredible buildings and places up and down our country are admired across the world and these proposals along with government’s huge investment will enable English Heritage to look after and protect them for generations to come."

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English Heritage’s current duties and responsibilities for advising on and helping to conserve England’s wider historic environment will remain unchanged. These will be delivered under the new name of ‘Historic England.’

Read details of the proposed changes to English Heritage and the way in which its more than 400 historic properties are managed, conserved and made accessible to the public in our public consultation.

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Posted 2013-12-07 12:33:00