Excitement as The Culture House in Grimsby awarded £28,000 Government grant

Excitement as The Culture House in Grimsby awarded £28,000 Government grant

The Culture House in Grimsby has been awarded a grant of £28,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, it has been announced.

The grant will enable the organisation to recover and reopen to the public in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Culture House will use the award to “continue its role in engaging people in North East Lincolnshire in Culture”, devising future live and digital activity to be delivered over the coming months.

Culture House Director, Charlotte Bowen, said: “We see this welcome investment from Arts Council England as an acknowledgement of the key role we play in engaging people in North East Lincolnshire in culture and creativity.

“We are currently developing activity in line with the government road-map that will see inspiring touring work be presented in North East Lincolnshire while we also focus on supporting local talent.”

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the UK in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, with The Culture House in Grimsby included.

Established in 2010, the organisation is supported by Arts Council England and provides opportunities for local people to get involved in creative projects.

Over £800 million in grants and loans has been awarded so far, supporting almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: “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 plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”

A statement reads: “The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery.

“After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.”

The £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund will be boosted with an additional £300 million investment in the third round of funding, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the Budget.

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