Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced over £600,000 of help for North Norfolk’s arts, culture, and heritage organisations.
This second tranche of funding, part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, builds on the lifeline funding already awarded to over 3,800 cultural organisations and heritage sites across the country.
North Norfolk’s recipients are:
- Museum of the Broads, Stalham - £26,156
- Wells Maltings Trust - £47,500
- Sheringham Little Theatre - £37,000
- Openwide Coastal (Cromer Pier) - £125,000
- North Norfolk Railway plc - £397,500
Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, Duncan Baker, said:
The Culture Recovery Fund has already helped many organisations in North Norfolk facing threats to their survival during the pandemic. This additional funding will help them prepare for reopening this summer, and the promise of better times ahead.
Cllr Judy Oliver, County Councillor for Sheringham & Beeston Regis said:
I’m absolutely delighted the Little Theatre and North Norfolk Railway have again received such support, showing once again that the government steps up to provide practical, meaningful help whenever and wherever it’s needed.
Richard Parker, Cromer’s candidate for the county elections, said:
This is great news for Cromer and our iconic pier. Coupled with Covid vaccinations beginning in the town this week, this welcome government support genuinely increases optimism in Cromer as we begin to move out of lockdown.
Michael Dalby, Wells candidate for the county elections, said:
Wells Maltings is one of the jewels in the crown for arts and culture. I'm so pleased they are receiving this much-needed help, and look forward to seeing them reopen to welcome locals and visitors alike this year.