Aylesbury MP welcomes nearly half a million pounds from Culture Recovery Fund
Aylesbury MP Rob Butler hailed a government investment of nearly £ 500,000 for local cultural institutions to help them recover and reopen to visitors this summer.
Rob said: “I am delighted that the government has provided £ 445,380 through the Culture Recovery Fund for museums and organizations here in Aylesbury. The city has a fascinating history, from its origins in the Iron Age to the famous Civil War battle between parliamentarians and royalists in 1642.
“This funding will help safeguard this fantastic heritage for future generations and create new experiences ready to welcome visitors to attractions once restrictions on coronaviruses ease.”
The measures announced today (Friday 2) bring the government’s total investment through the Culture Recovery Fund to more than £ 1.2 billion to date. Over 2,700 organizations are being offered nearly £ 400million in grants and loans under this funding round.
In Aylesbury, beneficiaries include the Bucks County Museum, the Towersey Festival and a local event company, Transition Video Ltd.
Rob added: “By supporting organizations ranging from a local museum to an event production company, this money will help those working in the heritage, music and events industries to recover from the coronavirus crisis. and return to normal in the coming months.
“Culture is a key part of our local economy, and the Culture Recovery Fund will ensure that Aylesbury’s heritage sites and organizations are ready for a busy summer of reopening and recovery. I can’t wait for them to come back and help make the city the best place to live, work, visit and invest.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden MP said: “Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of cultural and heritage organizations across the country survive the biggest crisis they have never faced.
“Now we stand by their side as they prepare to welcome audiences once again through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan to reopen and thrive in the best times to come.”