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Bluecoat to receive £111,264 from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

We're delighted to announce that Bluecoat is set to receive £111,264 from the second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

We're among more than 2,700 recipients that will benefit from this latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recover Fund. This award will help Bluecoat open with a great outdoor programme throughout the summer. 

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Bluecoat in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

The funding will support us to reopen to visitors safely, with a family friendly outdoor summer programme, a newly redesigned entrance space and the Liverpool Biennial in the galleries. 

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. 

Here's what our Chief Executive Mary Cloake had to say;

"Like many sectors, culture has been really affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Our business model is set up so that our commercial activities support our arts programme, and this has been turned on its head in the last year.

But, with this grant, we will be able to open for the Summer (restrictions permitting) and we have an amazing outdoor programme planned. This funding will support us in our reopening, with our summer programme, and ensure children have the opportunity to have fun and be creative. 

We are grateful for the ongoing support of DCMS and ACE who value culture and can see how crucial it will be in rebuilding our communities and our city centre."

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