Durham Cathedral awarded £1.9m National Lottery funding to help with Covid recovery

Durham Cathedral Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Durham Cathedral has been awarded a £1.9 million funding to help with its Covid recovery after the pandemic forced its closure.

The money is from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) and is administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Historic England.

It's part of a £1.57 billion rescue package to "safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19", the Government said.

This award comes three months after the cathedral received initial funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to cover urgent costs, including emergency repairs to the building itself.