Heritage next in line for rescue fund cash
Heritage organisations are benefitting next from the government’s £1.57bn culture rescue fund, with £14m going to 162 heritage sites.
The range from St Paul’s (£2.1m) and Durham (£2m) Cathedrals to Lincoln Castle (£1m) and Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace (£1.9m). Grants of between £10,000 and £1m have gone to 77 organisations, and 59 churches sharing more than £10m.
There were also grants for the Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs, Taylors Bell Foundry at Loughborough, Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, Sheerness Dockyard and the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea.
Another £18m goes to eight cultural organisations across all four UK nations in the second round of grants of between £1m and £3m, including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (pictured), which gets £1.3m to explore streamed performance opportunities for British talent, and The Lowry in Salford which gets £3m to repair he financial damage caused by the pandemic lockdown.
Other beneficiaries include
Opera North (£2m for online performances)
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (£3m to aid recovery towards reopening in Spring 2021)
North York Moors Historic Railway (£2m to help maintain
London Venue Group (£2.4m to maintain venues such as Omeara, The Social and Lafayette)
Academy Music Group, London (£3m for operating music venues across the country)
Sheffield City Trust (£2.2m for combined arts)