Heritage sites given arts funding
Feb, 22 2021
If you have an old car from time to time it will no doubt break down or need servicing. By now you’re either considering buying a new one or keeping the current one and if you have sufficient funds your intention is to give it a makeover in order to keep the costs down and still use it as a manageable car.
The bottom line is that the things that we treasure dearly need sprucing up from time to time and good money can be used to brighten up an old
Recently, The Black Country Living Museum and Lincoln Cathedral have been the latest recipients of government funds to help cultural sites hit by the pandemic.
The museum doubled as a set for TV series Peaky Blinders will receive £3.74 million from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
It is currently being used as a Covid-19 vaccination centre. Before the pandemic, it had been planning a major development in it’s longevity.
The Lincoln cathedral will receive £1 million towards a new visitor centre. This will be a conversion of the Old Deanery. There will also be substantial conservation work.
Other beneficiaries include The Beamish Museum (£975,000) in County Durham and the Heritage Centre Brighton (£1 million)
These grants are parts of the governments £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund with a total of 22 heritage sites across England all receiving a share of £13.5 million.
The well needed funds will go towards regeneration and maintenance projects that were scheduled prior to the pandemic and are now experiencing delays and increased costs.
Over 30 cinemas will share £5 million from the British Film Institute.
Other beneficiaries include:-
- Oxford Hidden Histories
- Bath Abbey
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- The Whitaker Experience in Lancashire
- Mining Institute in Newcastle
- Carlisle Cathedral
- Cleaveland Pools Trust, Chester Farm in Northamptonshire
And many, many more.
This essential funding will help protect the venues that have shaped our history.
Ros Kerslake, chief executive of the National Lottery Heritage Fund revealed the following,
“These are all ongoing major refurbishment and restoration projects, which have been threatened by the pandemic”.
Chapter clerk Will Harrison expressed his appreciation for the funds and the hope that life will return to some level of normality,
“We’re incredibly grateful for this grant and we look forward to the day when we can safely welcome back visitors”.
The Black Country Living Museum and Lincoln Cathedral are among the latest recipients of government funds to help cultural sites hit by the pandemic.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger