- 925 arts, heritage and cultural organisations to benefit from share of £107 million
- Alhambra Cinema in Penrith is set to receive £90,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund
Dr Neil Hudson, Penrith and The Border MP has welcomed that the Alhambra Cinema in Penrith will receive £90,118 in Round 3 funding, which brings the total amount awarded to them across all rounds from the Fund to £276,540.
Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England will receive a share of £107 million from the additional £300 million announced by the Chancellor at March’s budget for the Culture Recovery Fund, bringing the total cash support package made available for culture during the pandemic to close to £2 billion.
The Culture Recovery Fund has already got £1.2 billion out the door to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country and this latest round of funding is giving a lifeline to regional theatres, local museums, independent cinemas and many more throughout the winter.
From this round of funding, over £100 million will be awarded in continuity support grants to over 870 previous Culture Recovery Fund recipients administered by Arts Council England, British Film Institute, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England. Helping organisations survive and allowing them to resume programmes and events, the funding will mean people can have access to and enjoy everything they have to offer.
£6.5 million will be shared by 57 organisations in need of urgent financial support. Grants from this emergency resource support will protect jobs by saving the future of important arts and cultural organisations.
Commenting, Dr Hudson said:
“I am delighted to see that the Alhambra Cinema in Penrith will receive this vital funding as part of the Culture Recovery Fund. Cultural organisations such as the Alhambra Cinema form the backbone of many communities, providing local jobs and opportunities to sample the rich cultural heritage of Cumbria.
The arts and culture sector has had a particularly difficult time over the last 18 months and that means it is only right that organisations receive much welcome funding to help plug the gap.”
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”