The £5,369,640 allocated to support culture and heritage organisations in my constituency is great news and will help them make them financially secure over the coming months. The following organisations in Thirsk and Malton are benefitting from this new round of funding:
Castle Howard Estate - £4,540,000
The Palace Cinema in Malton - £21,490
North York Moors Historical Railway Trust - £578,000
Ryedale Folk Museum - £39,950
Rural Arts North Yorkshire - £55,000
The Wesley Centre Malton - £39,000
Pickering Methodist Church -£28,700
Scampston Hall & Walled Garden -£67,500
Across the country, more than 2,700 culture and heritage organisations and are being supported to survive and thrive with nearly £400 million as part of the unprecedented Cultural Recovery Fund worth almost £2 billion and is the largest one off investment in the Arts in our history. It brings the Government’s total investment across grants, capital and repayable finance from the Cultural Recovery Fund so far to more than £1.2 billion across over 5,000 individual and heritage organisations and sites. Nearly all the of the original £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund has now been allocated. The Chancellor announced a further £300 million boost for the Fund at last month’s Budget taking direct government investment into the sector to £2 billion.
Thanks to our hugely successful vaccination programme we can now see light at the end of a twelve month long tunnel. We are now all starting to look to the future and are planning again. This money will help some of our most important cultural attractions reopen and thrive in the months ahead. I’m really excited that, as we set out on our roadmap to reopen this sector, we will soon be able to enjoy these fantastic institutions again.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said “Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crises they’ve ever faced. Now we are staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors, helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thriving in better times”.