At St Mary's we were
thrilled to hear that we have received funding, thanks to the government's
#CultureRecoveryFund, @HistoricEngland and @HeritageFundUK, so that we can
continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.
award of up to £47,400 will enable us to carry out essential maintenance
to this unique Grade 1 listed building. It will also help us to obtain
professional advice, cover essential overheads and implement longer term
plans to get back on track and plan for a safe re-opening of this
vital funding is from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and
the Heritage Stimulus Fund - funded by Government and administered at arms
length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both
funds are part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
which is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries,
theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with
emergency grants and loans.
organisations will receive a share of £67 million from the Culture
Recovery Fund for Heritage to help with costs for operating, reopening and
recovery. This includes famous heritage sites across the country, from
Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, Blyth Tall
Ship to the Severn Valley Railway, the International Bomber Command Centre
in Lincolnshire to the Piecehall in Halifax. The funds will save sites
that are a source of pride for communities across the country.
organisations, including English Heritage, Landmark Trust, Historic Royal
Palaces and the Canal and River Trust, will receive £34 million from the
Heritage Stimulus Fund to restart construction and maintenance on
cherished heritage sites to preserve visitor attractions and protect
livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and
contractors in the sector.
Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has also been awarded a grant from the
Culture Recovery Fund through Historic England. The AHF will use the
funding to support charities and social enterprises occupying historic
buildings to develop new business plans and strategies for organisations
affected by the pandemic.