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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, outlining the government’s draft laws and proposals for the new session of Parliament. The Speech focused on the government’s plan to spread economic growth and opportunity more fairly across all regions of the country, fight crime with tougher sentences, widen home ownership, create new adult retraining and skills options,

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£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

April 7, 2021

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus.

This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, to help cultural and heritage organisations reopen and thrive in the better times ahead.

This brings the Conservative Government’s total investment across grants, capital and repayable finance from the Culture Recovery Fund so far to more than £1.2 billion across over 5,000 individual cultural and heritage organisations and sites.

Nearly all of the original £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated ,and the Chancellor announced a further£300 million boost for the Fund at last month’s Budget, taking direct government investment in the sector since the start of the pandemic to almost £2 billion.

The Conservative Government is protecting our most treasured arts and cultural institutions–organisations that are irreplaceable parts of our heritage–ensuring they can survive in the short-term and thrive in the future.

The culture and arts venues awarded grants in York are:


  • National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) £42,000
  • MCR Music Limited – £67,647
  • York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research Ltd – £1,926,420
  • York Museums Trust – £423,226
  • York Citizen’s Theatre Trust – £324,289
  • Three Little Birds LLP (York) – £47,940
  • The York Early Music Foundation – £25,000
  • Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) – £59,000
  • J-Night – £25,000
  • Performing Arts etc Ltd – £25,000