Stuart Anderson MP has welcomed additional funding from the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
The news comes as the fund reaches a critical milestone: £1 billion worth of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated across all four nations of the UK. This includes over £500 million in recovery grants to almost 3000 arts and heritage organisations in England, over £100 million in capital grants, and over £160 million in generous repayable finance to some of our most iconic national institutions.
This funding has had a clear positive impact: it has supported at least 75,000 jobs, with broader impacts across the supply chain and for freelancers, who are now benefiting from new work being created. It has also delivered on this Government’s continued commitment to levelling up, with almost 70% of revenue grants and 87% of capital grants in England awarded outside of London.
Stuart has been campaigning hard to secure crucial funding for cultural venues in his constituency in Wolverhampton, having raised the issue in the House of Commons earlier in the year. From the funding distributed to date, six awards have been made in the Wolverhampton South West constituency, totalling £1,569,839.00. This includes:
- Wolverhampton Art Gallery (£159,758)
- Gorgeous Nightclub (£50,000)
- Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (£1,187,530)
- Arena Theatre (University of Wolverhampton) (£50,000)
- Newhampton Arts Centre (£95,151)
- Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden (£27,400)
- Light House Media Centre (£7,028)
Now Stuart is campaigning for even more funding. The second round of grant funding is now open for cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021. The Arts Council has up to £250 million to distribute and you can apply for any amount between £25,000 and £3 million. Applications opened at 12pm (midday) on Wednesday, the 6th of January 2021 and will close at 12pm (midday), on Tuesday the 26th of January 2021. Find further information via the Arts Council website at https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/CRFgrants
Webpage Last Updated: 09/01/21.