Milton Keynes Museum receive £50,000 from Culture Recovery Fund
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Milton Keynes Museum in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”
More than £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.
Bill Griffiths, director of Milton Keynes Museum, said: “Like a great many charitable organisations in the culture industry, the Museum has struggled through the torrid times of the pandemic, and we are trying hard to get back on our feet following a difficult 18 months.
“We are enormously grateful for this support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which will make this recovery period shorter and a little easier. With this support comes an even greater responsibility to serve all the communities of Milton Keynes.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said: “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.