Maria has welcomed the announcement that Basingstoke will receive £394052 to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus.
‘It's fantastic news that Basingstoke is receiving further funding to support cultural heritage organisations in the area after such a difficult year. I’m really excited that, as we set out cautiously on the roadmap to reopening this sector, we’ll soon be able to enjoy these extraordinary institutions once again, and I’m delighted that the support is being put in place to help them thrive in the future.’
This funding is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, to help cultural and heritage organisations reopen and thrive in the better times ahead.
This brings the Conservative Government’s total investment across grants, capital and repayable finance from the Culture Recovery Fund so far to more than £1.2 billion across over 5,000 individual cultural and heritage organisations and sites.
Nearly all of the original £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated, and the Chancellor announced a further £3000 million boost for the Fund at last month’s Budget, taking direct government investment in the sector since the start of the pandemic to almost £2 billion.