On 23 Oct Arts Council England announced the awarding of a further £75 million in grants from the UK Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. This investment will go to 35 of the country’s leading cultural organisations and venues. These grants are worth between £1 and £3 million, with just over £8m going to organisations looking after industrial heritage sites.
Four organisations who look after industrial heritage sites will receive grants in this latest round. These are:
- the Birmingham Museums Trust (which runs the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Sarehole Mill) (£1.87m);
- the Black Country Living Museum Trust (a 26 acre site) (£2.55m);
- the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (which encompasses 10 museum sites and 35 listed buildings and is at the heart of the World Heritage Site) (£1.86m);
- and the London Transport Museum (with sites at Covenant Garden and Acton) (£1.75m).
A second round of grants over £1 million and the recipients of the £270 million loans package will be announced in the coming weeks. For further details follow this link: