2,700 organisations are being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover including some in the Henley constituency which receives more than £1,500,000. 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 organisations in the Henley Constituency to receive funding are set out below:
- The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd - £448,580
- Henley Theatre Services - £328,202
- THAT event company ltd - £64,177
- Henley Festival - £236,073
- River & Rowing Museum - £152,071
- EPS Oxford Limited - £182,500
- Stonor Enterprises - £97,700
- Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Company Limited - £70,000
- Association of Heritage Engineers Limited - £4,400
John said: “I am delighted to see so many organisations in this constituency receive funding in this round. Organisations such as the Mill at Sonning and the River and Rowing Museum are iconic as is the Henley Festival. This is a crucial time for them and for being able to get people back in through the doors. I wish them well.”
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. It will help organisations across the country as they welcome back visitors and return to normal operating models in the months ahead.
Over £170 million in repayable finance has been offered to organisations including the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. A further £81 million in new loans are being announced for 23 nationally and internationally significant organisations receiving support in excess of £1 million, including English Heritage Trust, The Lowry and The Sage Gateshead.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.
Nearly all of the original £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated, with over £1.2 billion in grants and repayable finance offered to more than 5,000 individual organisations and sites, and further grants to be finalised over the coming weeks. £188 million has been given to the devolved administrations through the Barnett formula, with Northern Ireland receiving £33 million, Scotland £97 million and Wales £59 million. £100 million has been given to national cultural institutions in England and the English Heritage Trust.
At last month’s Budget, the Chancellor announced a £300 million boost for the Culture Recovery Fund, as part of a wider £408 million package for arts and culture taking direct government investment in the sector since the start of the pandemic stands at almost £2 billion. Further details on the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund will be available in due course.