There are several organisations looking for feedback on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting churches/the heritage sector. There are also a number of reports that have already been produced and these are listed further down this page. 

Requests for feedback

If you would like to participate here is a list of organisations looking for feedback.

The National Churches Trust

The survey can be found here. It will take around 12 minutes to complete. The closing date is Friday 25th May. 

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS has a remit that covers the heritage sector and this includes listed buildings and scheduled monuments. The remit of its enquiry is defined below. The survey can be found here and it closes on Friday 19th June.

What has been the immediate impact of Covid-19 on the sector?

• How effectively has the support provided by DCMS, other Government departments and arms-length bodies addressed the sector’s needs?

• What will the likely long-term impacts of Covid-19 be on the sector, and what support isneeded to deal with those?

• What lessons can be learnt from how DCMS, arms-length bodies and the sector have dealtwith Covid-19?

• How might the sector evolve after Covid-19, and how can DCMS support such innovation to deal with future challenges?

The Heritage Alliance Survey

As England’s biggest coalition of heritage interests we bring together independent heritage organisations from the National Trust, English Heritage, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses Association, to more specialist bodies representing visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educationalists. Our members’ 6.3 million volunteers, trustees, members and staff demonstrate the strength and commitment of the independent heritage movement.

The survey can be found here. It is not clear when this closes to submissions.

Future for Religious Heritage

The survey can be found here. There are 26 questions to complete. It is not clear when this closes for submissions.


Historic England

It wanted to complement that of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), whose survey had targeted the charities and third sector organisations which they had previously supported.

Historic England were especially interested, therefore, to hear from the other parts of the heritage sector.

The results of its findings can be found here.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

It sent its survey to 1,424 grantees who had received a grant of over £250,000 within the last 10 years. They received 1,253 replies, of which 479 returned from the email. The replies came from across the UK, cross sector and size of organisation. 

Its report can be read here.