Guide: Sources of Funding for heritage virtual tours in 2020

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Guide: Sources of Funding for heritage virtual tours in 2020

After a period of prolonged physical closure, many organisations would like to transform their physical spaces, offering their audiences a totally new and exciting way of engagement, whilst enticing new visitors to discover, share and learn. But the issue around how to finance such a vision is, once again, proving to be the biggest barrier for the heritage community.

Consequently, we have identified three funding bodies who might be able to help you realise your very own Virtual Reality Tour. Don't just open physically this year, open virtually too.

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Apply for grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 in order to increase digital activities as well as "testing and consulting on new activities that will help your organisation's recovery".

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Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Arts Council England are offering grants to support projects that aim to "offer users a new interactive or immersive experience." 

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Art Fund Small Project Grants

Art Fund are offering Small Project Grants in order to support "innovative and creative approaches" and "experimental projects that can be delivered digitally." 

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Have you discovered any new sources of funding?

If you discover any other funds and grants, please comment below or get in touch to let us know and we will happily include them here for the benefit of others. Funding opportunities are subject to change so, if you find anything to be incorrect or out of date, then please let us know by emailing [email protected] or tweeting @townsweb. Help us to keep this page as relevant and helpful as possible.

Good luck with your project!