Organisations in Truro and Falmouth have joined hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England that 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.
Fish Factory Arts in Penryn, the Hall for Cornwall and the Phoenix Cinema in Falmouth will all be receiving continuity support grant funding.
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.
Truro and Falmouth’s Member of Parliament Cherilyn Mackrory said:
“It is more important than ever as we come out of the pandemic that our vital arts, heritage and culture sectors are protected and given the support they need to get back on their feet after a difficult time.”
“I am delighted to see the further funding from the Government from the Culture Recovery Fund to support organisations in Truro and Falmouth constituency and I look forward to seeing this money used to continue to support our excellent arts, heritage and culture offer in the future.”
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.”