Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre receives Government recovery fund
Grimsby’s Fishing Heritage Centre has been awarded £75,000 of grant funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
Launched in July, the fund is intended to support cultural organisations through the pandemic, which forced the centre to close in March.
It has recently reopened with new social-distancing and safety measures in place.
The centre is one of many cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support.
The grant for the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will provide the foundations to build a stronger and more resilient centre following the challenges that Covid-19 has presented.
It is hoped that the £75,000 lifeline grant will help the centre and its staff to continue to operate safely.
Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture, said:
“This funding award is a very welcomed lifeline for the centre. Like so many other museums, 2020 has been a difficult year for the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.
“The museum prides itself on being open to the public to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of 1950s Great Grimsby back in its heyday.
“This money is so valuable to giving the museum a chance to look towards the following months, and next year, with renewed optimism and a digital focus experience.”
Earlier this year, the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre was also granted more than £17,000 from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Package, as well as £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Confidence Fund.
The three schemes will ensure more people can access and enjoy stories about Grimsby heritage.