Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund
October 19, 2020
Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help music venues, theatres and museums face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic as well as to ensure they have a sustainable future. In total, over £1.9million was awarded across York.
The following grants were awarded in our city:
- Fulford Arms (music venue) – £82,584
- The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles – £78,600
- York Early Music Foundation – £50,000
- The Crescent (music venue) – £108,668
- Victoria Vaults (music venue) – £92,244
- York Theatre Royal – £236,522
- York Museums Trust – £850,000
- Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial – £312,531
- Yorkshire Museum of Farming – £103,746
These grants are the first two rounds of funding announcements with further announcements on the funding administered by Arts Council England will follow soon; applicants for grants of over £1 million, and those that applied to the Repayable Finance programme, will be notified of their outcomes shortly.
Julian is especially pleased with these funding grants for York having been part of a group of 154 cross-party MPs who wrote to the Chancellor to lobby for direct funding to help support the theatre throughout the pandemic.