Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown has welcomed a boost of £ 437,447 which will support the cultural and heritage sites of the Cotswolds.
The Cotswold MP hailed the announcement to support iconic cultural and heritage organizations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from the coronavirus.
This is part of £ 400million in grants and loans to over 2,700 organizations across England, to help cultural and heritage organizations reopen and thrive in the times to come.
Grant recipients in the Cotswolds include; The Holfords of Westonbirt Trust, Chavenage House Partnership, Parochial Church Council of Cirencester with Watermoor and St Lawrence, Court Barn, Fretwork, Corinium Museum, La Serenissima and The Barn Theater Project.
Sir Geoffrey said: “The past year has had a devastating impact on cultural and heritage organizations in the Cotswolds, so it is fantastic news that £ 437,447 is provided to support these most beloved organizations.
“In October 2020, I hosted the first cycle of the Culture Recovery Fund grant program which provided two grants worth £ 470,521 million to the Barn Theater Project and the Corinium Museum.
“The Cotswolds have a fantastic history, culture and green spaces that need to be nurtured and I have fought throughout the lockdown to get them the funding they need to survive.
“I am truly delighted that as the economy begins to reopen, we will soon be able to take advantage of these amazing institutions again, and I am delighted that the support is in place to help them thrive in the future.”
Oliver Dowden, Culture Secretary, added: “Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of cultural and heritage organizations across the country survive the world’s biggest crisis. they have never been confronted.
“Now we stand by their side as they prepare to welcome audiences once again through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan to reopen and thrive in the best times to come.”