Nearly 1,000 arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England will receive a share of £107 million from the additional £300 million announced in the March 2021 budget for the Culture Recovery Fund, bringing the total cash support package made available for culture during the pandemic to close to £2 billion.
Successful applicants in the South West region include:
o Merlin Cinemas.
o North Devon Theatres.
o Royal West of England Academy, and
o The Theatre Royal, Bath.
The Culture Recovery Fund has already awarded £1.2 billion to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country and this latest round of funding will provide a lifeline to regional theatres, local museums, independent cinemas and many more throughout the winter.
The full item, together with a list of all 900+ funded organisations (download the spreadsheet at the foot of the item), is available on the GOV.UK website.
Image: Madding Crowd Limited, Bournemouth’s leading music venue, which is based in the heart of the town, was one of the organisations to receive support from the latest announcement of Culture Recovery Fund awards.