- £400 million to help more than 2,700 arts, cultural heritage organisations and independent cinemas survive and thrive
- More than £300 million in grants will set more than 2,700 organisations up for a summer of reopening and recovery—including the Burton’s Brewhouse Arts Centre and Tutbury Castle
- Funding welcomed by Dame Judi Dench, Dame Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville and Stephen Fry
Local MP, Kate Griffiths, has welcomed the news that Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced details of over 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.
Included in the funding announcement were Government grants for local attractions, including £20,990 for Brewhouse Arts Centre and £29,300 Tutbury Castle.
Both organisations had already received similar funding earlier in the pandemic, but the Government has stuck with them so that they can weather this unprecedented situation without fear.
This funding announcement brings the Government's total investment across grants, capital and repayable finance from the Culture Recovery Fund so far to more than £1.2 billion across over 5,000 individual cultural and heritage organisations and sites.
The funding was reserved in the first round of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to allow the Government to respond to the changing public health picture. With more than 70 per cent of funding going to organisations outside of London, it will help nationwide as attractions welcome back visitors and return to normal operating models in the months ahead.
Kate Griffiths MP said:
“I am absolutely delighted that both the Brewhouse Arts Centre and Tutbury Castle have been successful in securing a second round of cash from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
“Having visited both venues since they received the first round of funding, I know how much help this additional financial support will be to both much loved local attractions.
“As we begin to look to ease lockdown restrictions and open up our economy, it is important that our local attractions have all they support they need to make a success of their return so we can have a great British Summer.”
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, added:
“Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced.
“Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors—helping our cultural gems both plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”