Local attractions to receive recovery fund

Local attractions to receive recovery fund

Local attractions to receive recovery fund

Grimsby Minister and the Time Trap Museum are set to receive a government grant of almost £250,000 from the ‘Cultural Recovery Fund’.

The venues are just two of 445 heritage organisations which are set to receive a £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

Grimsby Minster has been awarded £182,900 with the Time Trap museum getting a further £60,000.

The fund is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans.

For the Minster, this represents a real boost for the dedicated team, which has dealt with the building’s temporary closure over the last few months. Now open again and with work to St James’ Square well underway, it hopes to see a much brighter 2021.

A Minster spokesperson said:

“Like so many other public buildings, the majority of 2020 has been extremely hard for us here. The Minster prides itself upon being here for the people of our town, sharing in both their joy and their sadness.

“This money is so valuable to us and will enable to us to look at next year with renewed optimism.”

Unfortunately, Grimsby Town Hall’s Town Trap Museum remains closed due to the pandemic.

It is thought that the grant will be used to make the attraction Covid-secure and to help develop a business plan for future growth.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet member for heritage, Councillor Callum Procter, said:

“It is wonderful to see these funding awards for two very different projects and buildings, but both of which share a common goal of attracting visitors to some of Grimsby’s finest buildings and assisting in the preservation of our heritage.”

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