Wales: Cultural Recovery Fund launches14/09

Wales Gov welsh dragonOn 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh cultural sector’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, to launch on 14 September and close on 30 September 2020.

image: Welsh Government website

The Welsh Government writes:

The new fund will see music venues; recording and rehearsal studios; Heritage organisations and historic attractions; accredited museums and archive services; libraries; events and their technical support suppliers; independent cinemas and the publishing sector being able to bid for a share of £18.5 million.

The latest funding is part of the Welsh Government’s £53 million package to support the culture and arts sectors which are coping with a dramatic loss of revenue as a result of the pandemic.

A separate element of the Cultural Recovery Fund, worth £27.5 million, is being delivered through the Arts Council of Wales to support theatres and galleries. This fund was launched 17 August with details available on the Arts Council’s website.

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