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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

I warmly welcome the comprehensive extension of emergency covid jobs and business support, but this must not detract from the urgent need to safely return to normal trading conditions, facilitated by successful vaccination. It is a relief predictions of peak unemployment of nearly 12% have been revised to 6.5%, giving hope of a solid recovery.

Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another...

Local Coronavirus Update

It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a...

York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the...

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:

  1. Fulford Arms (music venue) – £82,584
  2. The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles – £78,600
  3. York Early Music Foundation – £50,000
  4. The Crescent (music venue) – £108,668
  5. Victoria Vaults (music venue) – £92,244
  6. York Theatre Royal – £236,522
  7. York Museums Trust – £850,000
  8. Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial – £312,531
  9. 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.