Orbit awarded further funding from Culture Recovery Fund
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Wellington Orbit in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.
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.”
Liam McClelland, Director at Wellington Orbit said:
“We are extremely grateful for the continued support from the BFI and DCMS which have helped us to remain operational and to continue to be here for the community throughout the COVID pandemic. The funding will ensure that we can continue to bring the magic of cinema and culture to Wellington and can start to look ahead to the future”.
Ben Roberts, Chief Executive, BFI said:
“Traditionally, this time of year brings a wealth of culture to the big screen for people up and down the country as local cinemas offer seasonal classics, and new British films and blockbusters. The Culture Recovery Fund has been vital to the survival and recovery of independent cinemas, enabling them to contribute to their high streets and communities, and crucially be there to welcome back their audiences.”
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