Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced details of over 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.
And local MP Steve Brine has welcomed some £1.8m in further grants awarded to our area including Winchester Cathedral, Mid Hants Railway, Unit 12 and the Railway Inn.
This brings the 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.
The funding was reserved in the first round of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to allow the Government to respond to the changing public health picture. With more than 70% of funding going outside of London, it will help organisations across the country as they welcome back visitors and return to normal operating models in the months ahead.
Steve said; "I have lobbied hard, not least as a member of the DCMS Select Committee, for this fund and for local organisations to get their share so it's good to see. I was especially pleased to hear The Railway Inn had been awarded cash as it's been a very tough time for independent live music venues such as them."
The full list of organisations receiving funds in tranche two are:
Mid Hants Railway Ltd & Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Ltd (£496,200)
Winchester Cathedral (£467,800)
PRCDTR Winchester St Peter's and the Martyrs (£156,500)
Integr8 Dance (£104,696)
Railway Inn (Winchester) Ltd (£77,058)
Hampshire Cultural Trust (£240,000)
Unit 12 CIC (£42,000)
Wet Picnic (£73,000)
Play to the Crowd (£109,567)
Pictured; Steve at The Railway Inn in Fulflood.
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