The Guildhall Trust is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund which will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with the ongoing challenges of reopening, to ensure they can thrive in better times ahead.
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country, including The Guildhall Trust, in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary has announced today.
The Guildhall Trust has been awarded £100,000 which will support the charity’s financial position through the coming three months when a cluster of rescheduled shows are due to take place.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said, “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.
Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains”.
Andy Grays, CEO of The Guildhall Trust said, “We are grateful for the support of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help us through a unique situation created by the pandemic and the unprecedented rescheduling of shows. The Guildhall is recovering well following the pandemic with returning audiences reassured by the Covid Pass measures we have in place. Heading into 2022, we are busier than ever with a wide range of shows and events coming to the Guildhall and are excited to continue the development of our community initiatives including UVG-The Urban Vocal Group and our Dance Live! event for schools and colleges”.
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.