Gosport MP and Minister of State for Digital and Culture at DCMS, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the news that cultural organisations in the Portsmouth Harbour area have received over £1.4 million through the second phase of the Cultural Recovery Fund.
The £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund, which Caroline helped establish in her Ministerial role, has already given out over £1bn in grants and loans, supporting over 3800 arts, culture and heritage organisations across England and saving around 75,000 jobs. This has benefitted dozens of local venues, companies and institutions from Fort Brockhurst and the Titchfield Festival Theatre to the Hampshire Cultural Trust (which includes Gosport Gallery & Search).
Back in January 2021, Caroline urged more cultural and heritage organisations to apply for the second round of funding for grants worth between £10,000 and £3 million to help them reopen safely to visitors, restrictions allowing, this Spring.
Today, Caroline can announce that there were 12 successful local applicants across Portsmouth, Gosport & Fareham including :
- The Wedgewood Rooms
- The Brickworks Museum
- Portsmouth City Council museums
- The Mary Rose Trust
- The Kings Theatre Trust
- The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury
- Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
“Having spoken to venues and institutions across the country, I know what a lifeline this investment from the Cultural Recovery Fund is.
“I am thrilled that so many of our local organisations have benefitted from the Cultural Recovery Fund, with the second round of funding investing over £400m across England and £1.4M in our area, to ensure that these attractions can reopen safely when restrictions allow.”