Cash boost to ensure the show will go on for Pendle's cultural venues
Pendle is to receive £189,122 to support its cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus.
The money is part of the £400m. 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.
Nearly all of the original £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated, and the Chancellor announced a further £300 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.
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson said: “The past year has had a devastating impact on cultural and heritage organisations in Pendle, so it is fantastic news that £189,122 is being provided to support these organisations.
“I’m really excited that as we set out on our cautious roadmap to reopening up 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.”