The Northampton cultural organisations that have been awarded Government funding in second round of recovery fund
The funding will be a lifeline for establishments that are known and loved by so many
A number of cultural organisations across Northampton have been awarded a sum of money from the Government as part of the second round of the recovery fund.
Today (April 2), the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the second round of the recovery fund totaling £400 million across the country.
In Northamptonshire, 31 organisations will receive a share of £2.1 million to help them bounce back after more than a year of Covid-19 closures and restrictions.
78 Derngate, Picturedrome and Boston Clipper are among Northampton’s recipients of the grants.
Danny Edwards, owner of The Boston, which has been awarded £136,489, was thrilled to hear the news.
He said: “It’s a massive relief.
“It will make a huge difference to us as the biggest thing we have had to deal with is paying full rent.
“It’s a massive expense and we have paid everything we can with the other grants, the rest is in arrears.
“This will pay that off and clear out debts so we can start to look forward.”
Danny is currently working hard to implement all the relevant measures so The Boston can open - garden only - on April 16.
KDR Events, which runs Picturedrome and Old White Hart in Far Cotton, has also been awarded £144,000.
The funding should help the company reopen Picturedrome for events using local acts, before moving back to a full programme.
Similarly, 78 Derngate has been awarded £43,000 to help the listed building and museum recover.
The attraction is currently undergoing work to extend the existing garden and create more outdoor space, which the funding will help aid, as well as new display cabinets in the shop and gallery.
Threshold Studios in Kingsley Park Terrace has also been awarded £37,184, which will enable them to continue their work across the creative industries, public sector, grassroots communities and higher education establishments.
Other venues to receive funding included:
Escape Venue, Northampton, £71,293
Lightscape Design Ltd, Daventry, £27,500
Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust £409,790
Pirate Crew Ltd, Corby, Northampton, £497,743
Roadmender, Northampton, £44,081
The Lab, Northampton, £27,307
The Wonder Circus Limited£30,500
Threshold Studios, Northampton, £37,184
Titanium Fireworks Ltd, Wellingborough, £111,706
Warts and All Theatre, Northampton, £27,987
Northampton Steam Railway Ltd£17,600
Rushden Historical Transport Society £12,500
Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust £142,700
The Parochial Church Council for St Edmund's Church, Hardingstone £9,000
Rockingham Castle Estates £119,800
The Kelmarsh Trust £129,800
Holdenby House Enterprises £64,600
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