Michael Gove MP has welcomed the announcement that thanks to the Conservative Government, 341 organisations across England will receive a share of £35 million in vital support from the Culture Recovery Fund.
This includes £30,000 for organisations in Surrey Heath – providing a lifeline for creative and cultural organisations who have found it challenging to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
The Culture Recovery Fund package has already provided £1.57 billion to more than 5,000 organisations and sites across the country, protecting an estimated 75,000 jobs and supporting almost 100,000 freelancers – and now the Conservative Government is going further.
The Conservative Government is supporting our world-class performing arts and live events sector through challenging times. This funding will help make sure that festival-goers and gig-lovers will be able to once more enjoy the live events that have been on hold over the past two years.
This funding will also support community focused creative organisations and projects to continue operating and recovering from the pandemic.
Commenting, Michael said:
“The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for cultural and heritage organisations in Surrey Heath, and I will continue working with the Government to provide them with the funding and support they need to bounce back.”
Commenting, Arts Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay said:
“Being cut off from them during lockdown has underlined what a vital role cultural organisations play in their community up and down the country. The Government stood by them in the pandemic, and is determined that they should remain open and accessible to everyone - now and for generations to come.”
“I am very proud of the Culture Recovery Fund and the lifeline it has provided for cherished organisations in every part of the country.”