It is great news two organisations in the Maldon Constituency, will be receiving further grants from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The Combined Military Services Museum will receive £43,084 and the Rio Cinema in Burnham on Crouch will receive £42,284. These are just two of the 925 Cultural Organisations across England that will benefit from awards totalling £107 million in the latest round of Cultural Recovery Fund grants.
The Culture Recovery Fund was set up to support cultural organisations through the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic- and has already distributed £1.2 billion to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country. This latest round of funding will provide a lifeline to regional theatres, local museums, independent cinemas and many more throughout the winter, following an extremely hard 18 months for the arts industry.
John Whittingdale said: “I am delighted that the Rio and the Combined Military Services Museum will receive further grants to help them to recover from the lockdown and to sustain them through the winter. Both are important local cultural assets that are valued by local residents and by visitors to the District and I hope that this funding will help to ensure they have a secure future”.