Norway’s Cultural Heritage Fund receives record-breaking number of applications

Nidaros CathedralPhoto: Darya Tryfanava / Unsplash

Norway’s Cultural Heritage Fund is part of the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The Fund distributes grants for projects of cultural value, such as the conservation of historic architecture.

From the beginning of 2021 until now, the Cultural Heritage Fund has received a record-breaking amount of applications. In fact, as many applications as during the whole year of 2020 have already been submitted. Oslo and Innlandet account for the greatest percentage of growth in applications.

At the moment, Innlandet has been awarded the most money from the Fund. Innlandet received NOK 11.2 million in grants to date. On the other hand, the northernmost counties have been allocated the least amount of funds. NOK 2.7 million went to Troms og Finnmark and NOK 2.3 million to Nordland.

In total, the Cultural Heritage Fund has received 1,237 applications for a total of NOK 355 million. NOK 65 million of that has been distributed for now.

“We receive many great applications, and we think it’s excellent that owners want to preserve cultural sites and their history,” director Simen Bjørgen in the Cultural Heritage Fund said.

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