The Alive Corn Exchange has been awarded £124,000 from the second round Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and is one of 2,700 cultural and creative organisations across the country to benefit from the latest round of awards, from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Alive Corn Exchange in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Alive Corn Exchange along with the rest of small-mid scale theatres closed its doors in March 2020, and whilst they were able to briefly open their doors in September for the launch of their new cinema, there has not been a live performance in over a year.
This funding is a lifeline to the Corn Exchange and will allow the venue to continue to play an integral role in offering culture to the local community in a Covid secure environment when we can reopen. Alive Corn Exchange are busy behind the scenes making plans for an exciting autumn and winter season. Visit kingslynncornexchange.co.uk for more details about what’s on.
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.