The local MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, has welcomed the awarding of further grants to local cultural organisations across Hastings and Rye, from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.
On hearing about the support, Sally-Ann said, “I am delighted that more of our local cultural landmarks are being offered financial support to help them through these last few months of lockdown and to reopening this summer. We all know here in Hastings and Rye how important our cultural assets our, not only to putting spirit and energy into our streets, communities and towns, but also to attracting visitors from around the world, who then support our tourism and hospitality businesses too.”
In the second round of funding from this scheme, over £390 million worth of funding has been allocated to over 2,700 arts, culture and heritage organisations in England. This now means nearly all of the original £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund has now been allocated, with over £1.2 billion in grants and repayable finance offered to more than 5,000 individual organisations and sites, and further grants to be finalised over the coming weeks. £188 million has been given to the devolved administrations through the Barnett formula, with Northern Ireland receiving £33 million, Scotland £97 million and Wales £59 million. £100 million has been given to national cultural institutions in England and the English Heritage Trust.
The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye:
- Electric Palace Cinema CIC - £20,147
- Kino Digital Ltd - £111,266
- Kino-Teatre Ltd - £42,865
- Sweet and Dandy - £29,920
- Hastings Contemporary - £209,000
- Home Live Art - £26,570
- Barefoot Opera - £37,397
- Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition - £71,060
- Soundcastle - £32,040
- Project Art Works - £183,500
- Hastings Museum and Art Gallery - £225,515
- St Mary in the Castle - £44,239
- MSL Projects - £60,000
- Rye Heritage Centre - £7,100
- The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Holy Trinity Hastings - £19,100
This is all part of the Here For Culture campaign which is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.
“It is great that the Government is able to support these amazing local institutions from the Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings’ Old town, to the Rye Heritage Centre and the Kino-Theatre in St Leonards. When this pandemic is over we are all going to want to enjoy these amazing places once more, so I am pleased to see them get more support to get through these next few months so we can all go out and support them in the summer,” said Sally-Ann.