On Friday, as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, further awards were announced for heritage organisations across England, including £232,300 in Truro and Falmouth for Truro Cathedral.
The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Welcoming the news was Truro and Falmouth’s Member of Parliament, Cherilyn Mackrory, who said:
“I am delighted to see the Government’s continued support for important heritage assets like Truro Cathedral, with nearly a quarter of a million pounds of Culture Recovery Fund cash going to help Truro through the difficulties it has encountered during the difficult time of the pandemic.”
“This will help maintain this iconic structure for Cornwall and keep it open for worship and as an important focal point of our city. I look forward to seeing the funding received for the benefit of our cathedral in the near-future.”
Nearly 140 heritage organisations will share £15.5 million from the government’s third-round of the Culture Recovery Fund. 126 organisations caring for historic sites, buildings, museums, railways and monuments will receive £14.8 million in continuity support grants and almost £1 million in emergency grants will provide a lifeline to 12 organisations.