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Culture Recovery Fund: Lifeline for culture organisations across the country

Over £18 million in funding will go to eight arts and cultural organisations around the country in the second round of Culture Recovery Fund grants between £1 million and £3 million we're awarding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. This funding builds on £75 million in grants over £1 million for iconic venues like Shakespeare’s Globe and the Sheffield Crucible last month.

In this round, Leeds-based Opera North will receive support to deliver its innovative Switch ON programme of online performances and continue its education activity virtually, including the In Harmony programme and other community partnerships. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, one of the world's oldest jazz clubs, will be able to ensure its jazz and music education offer for young people of all backgrounds remains secure, as well as exploring streamed performance opportunities for emerging and established British musicians. We're helping stabilise the largest preserved heritage railway in the UK, which runs through the beautiful North York Moors National Park, as well as investing funding to support The Lowry, Salford's mixed arts centre and home of the national LS Lowry collection.

North Yorks Moors Railway © Thomas Tolkien 

This funding builds on £409 million of Culture Recovery Fund grants funding we announced last month, which has gone to over 2,000 arts and cultural organisations of all sizes, covering a huge variety of artforms and spread throughout the country, from Birmingham Royal Ballet, to the Paraorchestra in Bristol, Yorkshire Sculpture Park to Shakespeare’s Globe. Further announcements on the Culture Recovery Fund's Repayable Finance and Capital Kickstart programmes for arts and cultural organisations will be made in the coming weeks. 

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