Spring Bank Arts in New Mills, High Peak, has received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs and restoration during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during the months ahead.
Following an application to Historic England Spring Bank Arts has been awarded £14,486 for essential repairs and restoration to the north aisle windows and masonry mullions. The grant comes a crucial point because, if left much longer, damage to the much-loved community arts venue would have been beyond repair loosing important original features of the Grade II listed building.
Grants of up to £25,000 are being allocated to cherished heritage sites, like Spring Bank Arts, across the country to cover urgently needed maintenance and repairs. This vital funding comes from a part of the Culture Recovery Fund called the Heritage Stimulus Fund and is administered on behalf of the government by Historic England.
As well as rescuing precious heritage buildings in need, the injection of cash will protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors working in the sector.
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