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Culture Recovery Fund: Greater London

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 142798, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on providing support for the culture and heritage sector through the Culture Recovery Fund in (a) Greater London, b) the London Borough of Bexley and (c) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency.

Answered on

1 February 2021

Over £1bn from the Culture Recovery Fund has been distributed to over 3000 organisations across England.

Across recovery grants, repayable finance, and capital awards so far, support for London (including Greater London) in the first round of funding was over £300m.

Across recovery grants, repayable finance, and capital awards so far, support for Bexley Borough in the first round of funding was approximately £340,000.

Across the arts and heritage recovery grants, support for Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency was approximately £310,000.

This included funding for councils and local government owned assets including museums, theatres and music venues. Organisations and sites including museums; archives; historical areas; designed landscapes; buildings; monuments and industrial transport also received support.