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Roots Revealed receives grant of £5000 from the Heritage Recovery Fund

91 organisations and individuals have been awarded grants through the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage Recovery Fund is being distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities. The fund is part of the £29million Executive allocation to support the arts, culture, heritage and language sectors in Northern Ireland.


Roots Revealed has been awarded £5000 to help recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced grants to help 50 organisations and 41 individuals adapt, recover and re-open following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants from the Heritage Recovery Fund were awarded to a wide range of organisations and individuals in the heritage sector, from historic sites, attractions and landscapes, to tour guides and specialist heritage conservators.



The funding will help Roots Revealed engage with new audiences online by enabling genealogist Natalie Bodle develop a range of genealogy courses that will be available on demand to audiences across the world and to cover lost income as a result of not being able to conduct face-to-face courses in 2020.


Natalie from Roots Revealed said, “I’m grateful to the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Heritage Fund for providing this funding. Thanks to this grant, we can develop a range of online genealogy courses and provide them to a much wider audience. This will help people to discover their roots from Northern Ireland and Ireland and I hope help to encourage visitors to our shores when travel is allowed.”


The Heritage Recovery Fund is part of the £29 million Executive allocation that was made to the Department for Communities to support the arts, culture, heritage and language sectors which have been severely impacted by COVID-19.



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