More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Orchestra of the Swan in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Stratford-based Orchestra of the Swan has been awarded a grant of £30,000 and are among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.
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.”
Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.
Debbie Jagla, The Swan’s Managing Director said:
“We are thrilled to have been awarded the latest round of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund. This kind of funding is an absolute lifeline for arts organisations like ourselves following a challenging 18 months.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.