The Culture Recovery Fund is supported using public funds and joint delivered by The National Lotter

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage will support organisations across the heritage ecosystem that were financially sustainable before COVID-19, have exhausted all other financing options, and are now at risk of failure.

This programme will support organisations across the heritage ecosystem to ensure that by 31 March 2021, venues can start to plan to reopen, potentially in new COVID secure ways. Through this funding we will support you if there are any difficulties, by identifying funding routes, training and technological investment. We will try to identify collective opportunities to broaden and strengthen the District offer, ensuring the sustainability of the sector.
Heritage can mean different things to different people. It can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations.

As a guide, this could include:

  • People’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’)
  • Cultural traditions (for example, stories, festivals, crafts, music and dance)
  • Community archaeology
  • Historic buildings, monuments and environments
  • Designed landscapes, such as parks and gardens
  • Collections of objects, books or documents in libraries or archives
  • Histories of people and communities or places and events
  • The heritage of languages and dialects
  • Places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history


There is an immediate need to help our heritage & culture sites recover and re-open after many difficult months due to the COVID19 Pandemic. We know that the UK will see a resurgence of leisure at home, and this offers a unique opportunity to us in the Maldon District to recover and prosper.

Get Involved. We're better together, and we want to foster a greater sense of community for our Heritage & Culture sector.


The first step is to make sure your details are correct on this site: use the links above to search for yourself and make sure you are correctly listed. If you can't find yourself, or details are incorrect, please contact the team at tourism@maldon.gov.uk.

Our new web platform is currently in development but we are excited for everyone as it will make your profile even better, reaching 1000's of visitors each month, and it's all free-of-charge. We also encourage you to link back to us. If you have any questions or need help, please do contact the team.

Join the Maldon District Tourism facebook group. If you represent a business or organisation in the tourism sector in the District, please join our active facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MaldonDistrictTourismGroup - a private group where we can openly discuss topics and share ideas.

Talk to James, our Heritage & Culture Recovery Co-ordinator.

Book in a session with James on the Outlook Booking App to ask your question, raise an issue, or to find out more about how to get involved.

Webinars - Join us for these interactive sessions discussing topics and sharing ideas.

2nd March. 18:00hrs & 3rd March. 11:00hrs

Open Forum, COVID Roadmap. delivered on Zoom.

James will host an open forum to discuss thoughts & actions of the Prime Minster's roadmap for COVID19 in terms of venues, events & visitors - join us and your District colleagues.

Register here:

2nd March 18:00:


3rd March 11:00:


10th March. 15:00hrs. Virtual Tours Presentation delivered on Zoom.

Join Mark Rowland, Chair of Footprints of London, for a 60minute discussion on virtual tours, and their place in the 'new normal'. Footprints of London have successfuly moved their walking tours of London to an online platfrom, seeing visitors join form all over the world. Mark & James will discuss how this could be applied to venues and attractions locally. 

Register here:


Useful external links.

Here is a selection of useful resources, please note each link will open a new window outsite of the Visit Maldon District site. 

(Please note we are not is not responsible for the content of external websites) 

Heritage & Culture Baseline Study

Heritage & Culture Baseline Study
Maldon District Showcase