St Albans Cathedral receives Culture Recovery Fund grant
9th October 2020
St Albans Cathedral has been awarded a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help secure it through these uncertain times.
The Church of England is today thanking the Government, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England for grants totalling over £10.7m to 66 churches and cathedrals across the country.
HM Government said: “Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.”
“Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger. ”
And we are #HereForCulture too.
#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.
We want people to make sure that where they are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us.
By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.
In addition to this, the Archbishops’ Council is delighted to have been successful in its application to the Historic England-administered Grants for Programmes of Major Works, also part of the overall Culture Recovery Fund. This fund, which awards money to national organisations responsible for a nationally-significant portfolio of highly listed historic buildings, will be allocated by the Council to cathedrals and major churches for capital works that are vital to keeping the buildings safe and open to the public, ensuring jobs for specialist builders, craftspeople, architects, conservators and many others. Details of the exact amount and allocation of this money will be announced as soon as possible.