Saturday, April 03, 2021

Boost to Culture in Copeland and the rest of Cumbria

£889,006 is being provided to support culture and the arts in Copeland, to help iconic cultural and heritage organisations in the area reopen and recover.

Across Britain, more than 2,700 culture and heritage organisations and independent cinemas are being supported to survive and thrive with nearly £400 million.

This is part of the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, worth almost £2 billion, the largest one-off investment in the arts in our history.


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 £300 million boost for the Fund in last month’s Budget, taking direct government investment in the sector since the start of the pandemic to almost £2 billion.

The Conservative Government is protecting our most treasured arts and cultural institutions

– organisations that are irreplaceable parts of our heritage –

ensuring they can survive in the short-term and thrive in the future.


Support is also being provided to arts and cultural organisations in the other constituencies in Cumbria:

£192,124 in Barrow & Furness

£35,000 in Carlisle

£842,261 in Penrith & the Borders

£1,102,542 in Westmorland & Lonsdale

and £213,414 in Workington.

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