Latest Culture Recovery Fund announcements

AIM members benefit from latest Culture Recovery Fund announcements

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced details of over 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.

AIM members benefiting from these latest support funds included Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, who received a grant of £384,144  to help the Dockyard reopen to visitors and support its recovery from the pandemic.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that cares for Shakespeare’s heritage in Stratford-upon-Avon, has also been successful in its application for a loan of £3 million to help it navigate through the significant loss of trading income.

Coldharbour Mill Museum in Uffculme has received a grant of £96,115, in addition to the £230,169 received in the first round to help the organisation recover and reopen.

Bucks County Museum Trust in Aylesbury, Bucks has received a grant of £216,758 , Didcot Railway Centre has a grant of £114,015 and London Transport Museum has received an £875,000 boost.

Responding to these latest announcements, AIM Chair Andrew Lovett said

“Another £25m to support museums is really significant and oh-so welcome. Viable, thriving futures for these organisations are a reality. And in time they will grow, and once again increase job opportunities lost in last 12 months.”

See the full DCMS statement and list of recipients here>> 

For more on UK Govt support visit our Coronavirus support finance pages>>