Culture Recovery Fund: Museums and heritage sites win £ 107million share


The latest round of the government’s £ 1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund rescue program, launched last year to shield cultural organizations from the economic impact of the coronavirus, has been announced.

A share of £ 107million has been allocated of the additional £ 300million announced by the Chancellor in the March budget for the Culture Recovery Fund, bringing the total amount of cash support made available for cultivation during the pandemic to nearly £ 2 billion.

£ 100million in Continuity Support Grants will be provided to more than 870 former recipients of the Culture Recovery Fund administered by the Arts Council of England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and the British Film Institute .

Arts Council England funding for the museum sector

A total of 41 museums and museum organizations received funds from the Cultural Recovery Fund, which were distributed by the Arts Council England (ACE).

The museums sector received a total of £ 5.7million or 6.13% of total ACE funding to cultural institutions, which is less than ACE funding for 62 theaters which received a total £ 6million via a grant from the British Film Institute, and less than UK cinemas across the country will receive more than £ 30million in total.

Of the ACE funding announced today for museums and museum organizations, twelve are in the south-east for a total of £ 1.6million, nine are in the north for a total of £ 1.1million sterling, eight are in the Midlands for a total of £ 0.6million, seven are in the southwest for a total of £ 1.5million and five are in London for a total of £ 0.7million of pounds sterling.

London Transport Museum received the largest one-time investment of £ 450,000, intended to boost its long-term recovery after being shut down for 355 days during the pandemic.

Grant recipients also include Norfolk Museums Service, which will receive £ 228,000, and Brunel museum in London which received a grant of £ 56,000.

£ 98,000 has been awarded to Worthing Theaters and Museum, which operates four theaters and museums in the region.

The Rose Marie at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard received a grant of £ 327,652 to help cover the costs of ensuring that the ship and the collection remain on display to the public, and the ss Great Britain Trust received £ 429,705 to support STEM learning, visitor experiences, winter maintenance and conservation.

Of the £ 93million total given to all cultural organizations today through ACE funding, London has received a total of £ 31million, more than £ 10million more than the combined grants to the North (including North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber). However, Leeds Grand Theater & Opera House received the largest injection of funds, having received £ 1.2million.

No emergency resource grants were provided to ACE museum organizations, which totaled £ 6.2million and were allocated primarily to the music, arts and theater sectors.

National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants

Grants to the heritage sector, through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Heritage England, allow 14 heritage organizations to receive a total of £ 1.7million. The biggest recipient of the latest grants is Exeter Cathedral, which receives £ 566,000.

The announced funding is part of the £ 40million that has been made available through this third round of funding. It is divided into two components, depending on the level of demand.

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Continuity Support amounts to £ 1.3million.

The attributions are as follows:

Bath preservation trust – £ 444,900
The Restoration Trust – £ 33,100
The Fortescue Garden Trust – £ 36,300
Exeter Cathedral – £ 566,000
Landward Research Ltd – £ 29,200
Future Seed CIC – £ 26,900
Association of Ukrainians (Nottingham branch) – £ 24,000
Marlborough Productions CIC – £ 24,100
North Tyneside Ltd Disability Forum – £ 29,900
The Parish Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Petroc, Bodmin – £ 17,500
Peter Rogan & Associates Limited – £ 80,000

The Culture Recovery Fund to support emergency heritage resources, intended for organizations in dire need of it and had not yet received support from the Culture Recovery Fund, amounts to 0.47 million pounds sterling.

This fund was mainly allocated to Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Company, a heritage railway attraction in the Lake District that receives £ 451,500, alongside Nottingham CIC Press Center who receives £ 12,900 and Co Creative Solutions Limited, who receives £ 10,500.

Darren Henley, Managing Director of Arts Council England, said: “This continued government investment on an unprecedented scale means that our theaters, galleries, concert halls, museums and arts centers can continue to play their part in bringing back the visitors to our main streets. , helping to stimulate economic growth, stimulate community pride and promote good health.


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