The Culture Recovery Fund has already got £1.2 billion out the door to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country and this latest round of funding is giving a lifeline to regional theatres, local museums, independent cinemas and many more throughout the winter. This round, here in Derbyshire Dales, Adverse Camber Productions in Cromford have been awarded £30,000 and Y Not Festivals have been awarded £400,000.
Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England will receive a share of £107 million from the additional £300 million announced by the Chancellor at March’s budget for the Culture Recovery Fund, bringing the total cash support package made available for culture during the pandemic to close to £2 billion.
From this round of funding, over £100 million will be awarded in continuity support grants to over 870 previous Culture Recovery Fund recipients administered by Arts Council England, British Film Institute, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England. Helping organisations survive and allowing them to resume programmes and events, the funding will mean people can have access to and enjoy everything they have to offer.
£6.5 million will be shared by 57 organisations in need of urgent financial support. Grants from this emergency resource support will protect jobs by saving the future of important arts and cultural organisations.
Sarah Dines MP said:
‘I am so pleased that two cultural businesses in my constituency have benefitted from this latest round for the Culture Recovery Fund. I am looking forward to hopefully meeting the businesses in the coming weeks to find out what their plans are for this funding. Adverse Camber is an independent producing company, based amongst the historic mills of Cromford and Y Not Festival is a well-known music festival, set up and managed by Derbyshire Dales constituents. During this pandemic so many of us have turned to the arts and culture to get us through this difficult period. It is absolutely right that cultural organisations are supported. They offer enjoyment, escapism and learning and I am delighted that the Government are supporting these institutions in my constituency.’’
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”