We’re delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £19,695 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. We’re proud to join more than 2.700 recipients in the second round of this £1.57 billion fund for arts and culture.
We’ll be using the money to bring you yet more stories and content on the magazine, and also to big up Voice through a new promo and advertising campaign to help us reach ever more young people!
Tom, Voice’s Editor, says ‘This is fantastic recognition for Voice’s work and gives us a flying start into Covid recovery. Although we’ve loved supporting our readers with our online programme during lockdown we can’t wait to meet you in person again. Watch out for Voice reporters and reviewers back in force at events and festivals this summer.’
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.
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."
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said:
“Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work.
We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”
The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.