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17/12/2021 (5 months ago)   General News

The Churnet Valley Railway is among nearly 140 heritage organisations to benefit from a share of the £15.5 million latest round of awards. 

The Staffordshire Moorlands heritage railway, which runs between Leekbrook and Froghall, has received a grant in the Government’s latest round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic. 

This grant will fund salaries and running costs from 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022, to help the organisation recover from the financial impact and loss of income caused by the Covid-19 crisis. 

The funding will make a huge difference to our recovery, and will allow us to plan positively for 2022,  

Nearly 140 heritage organisations in England will benefit from £15.5 million this Christmas thanks to the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. 

A total of £138 million has been awarded to heritage organisations from the three rounds of the Government’s £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund support package made available for arts, culture and heritage organisations during the pandemic. This third round of grants are part of the additional £300 million announced by the Chancellor at March’s Budget. 

Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston said: 

“I’m delighted that this vital funding from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund is giving so many brilliant heritage organisations a helping hand this winter. I want everyone to enjoy what our fascinating and diverse heritage has to offer and with this money we’re safeguarding these organisations for generations to come.” 

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.