The Globe awarded second grant from Culture Recovery Fund
- The Globe to receive £25,000 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
- The Globe is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
- This award will allow The Globe to continue its busy programme of livestreaming and to welcome audiences to the venue when permitted
The Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne has received a grant of £25,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the community-owned music venue recover and reopen.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including The Globe in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
This is the second award The Globe has received from the Culture Recovery Fund. The first, received in October 2020, enabled this unique venue to expand the livestream gigs and online learning programmes it had developed during lockdown and to prepare for reopening to the public. The purpose of the second grant is to support the venue during the uncertain period from April to June as restrictions are gradually lifted.
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:
“Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”
Dave Parker, Co-Chair of the co-operative that owns The Globe, said:
“This second award from the Culture Recovery Fund is a relief. We used the first grant to ensure that The Globe continued to stream high quality live performances throughout lockdown. This is providing much needed income for musicians and joy for isolated people starved of live music. This new grant will help us prepare to welcome audiences in the venue as well as continuing livestreaming.”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said:
“Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work. We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”
The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.