More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including the Wordsworth Trust in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring that they can thrive in better times ahead.
The Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere has been awarded a grant of £121,130 by Arts Council England. The award will ensure that Wordsworth Grasmere can remain open during the winter by meeting essential running costs.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.
“Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5,000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply chains.”
Michael McGregor, Director of the Wordsworth Trust, said: ” We have been delighted with the positive responses from visitors to Wordsworth Grasmere since it opened in May.
“However, the pandemic is still affecting us financially, especially in terms of being able to welcome international visitors. With this award, we are now able to plan for summer 2022 with confidence. We are hugely grateful to Arts Council England and to the Government for investing in our future in this way.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said: “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives.”