Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The second round of awards will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to control the virus, this funding will provide much-needed support for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.
"Spring is definitely here, bringing not only sunshine but that sense of optimism and hope for the future. We are all looking forward to heritage places and other visitor attractions reopening and I am very pleased that we have been able to support DCMS in delivering this vital funding to ensure the UK’s heritage sector can rebuild and thrive, boosting local economies, creating jobs and supporting personal wellbeing."
Ros Kerslake, CEO of The National Lottery Heritage Fund
This funding will be invested in The Yare Gallery, our new art gallery on South Quay, and allow us to prepare for its opening exhibition in late May.
This award will also allow us to undertake urgent conservation work at The Iron Duke, conduct a feasibility study and explore options for its future redevelopment.
We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from the Culture Recovery Fund, which enables us to be here for the heritage of Great Yarmouth and #HereForCulture.