Following our grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund last month, we are pleased to announce that further funding has been awarded to the Trust.
Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust is one of 162 organisations to receive funding from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, which is designed to ensure that jobs and access to arts, culture and heritage in local communities are protected in the months ahead.
Historic England has allocated £3,971,513 in awards from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of a £120 million capital investment from the Culture Recovery Fund, to restart construction and maintenance projects facing delays or increased costs as a result of the pandemic and save specialist livelihoods in the sector.
Our grant will be used to undertake emergency repairs to Pinnacle Tower, one of eleven surviving towers from Great Yarmouth's medieval town walls. These repairs are the first stage in our plan to convert the Tower for new use – which we are currently exploring options for.
"Historic places across the country, from Durham Cathedral embodying more than a thousand years of history to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, much loved by children and grownups alike, are being supported by the Government’s latest round of grants awarded under the Culture Recovery Fund. This funding is a lifeline which is kickstarting essential repairs and maintenance at many of our most precious historic sites, so they can begin to recover from the damaging effects of Covid-19. It is also providing employment for skilled craft workers who help to keep historic places alive and the wheels of the heritage sector turning. Our shared heritage is an anchor for us all in these challenging times and this funding will help to ensure it remains part of our collective future.” Duncan Wilson, Historic England Chief Executive