Heritage sites across England are receiving a boost of £35 million thanks to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
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…much-loved historic places will benefit from an injection of cash …
Historic England writes:
Administered on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by Historic England, 142 sites are receiving support, bolstering local economies and supporting jobs across the country.
- 142 historic sites across England are receiving grants worth £35 million through the government’s Culture Recovery Fund
- Funding will help bring heritage sites back to life by paying for vital repairs and major building programmes
- Historic sites set to benefit include Birmingham’s community-run Moseley Road Baths, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire, Leicester Cathedral and the Tower of London
From Leicester to Liverpool, Wellington to Wigan much-loved historic places will benefit from an injection of cash for vital repairs and major building programmes, many of which are currently on the national Heritage at Risk Register.
Money from the government’s £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund is intended to open up heritage and the benefits it brings to everyone, helping to level up and improve life and opportunities for people in places that need it most.
Many of the organisations and sites receiving funding enhance wellbeing and community connection, offering education, development opportunities and jobs in some of the most deprived communities hit hard by the impact of the pandemic.