MP hails Government funding for culture amid pandemic

By Barrie Hudson - 5 April 2021

CommunityArts and Culture

Swindon has so far received £460,688 from the Culture Recovery Fund.

  • South Swindon MP Robert Buckland

    South Swindon MP Robert Buckland

Announcing the total, South Swindon MP Robert Buckland pledged to ensure the town received its fair share of Government money.

The second round of funding for Swindon includes:

- £14,800 for The New Mechanics Institution Preservation Trust Ltd

- £25,000 for Revolution Performing Arts

- £93,888 for Old Town Sounds Ltd

Mr Buckland said: "I am delighted to announce that here in South Swindon, we have been awarded an additional £133,688 in total as part of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund.

"This brings the total amount of funding received so far in Swindon to £460,688 

"Our cultural, creative and heritage sectors have been some of the hardest hit by covid-19, and I was pleased in July last year, when the Government announced an unprecedented £1.57bn support package to see them through the crisis.

"When it comes to Government funding here in South Swindon, I will continue to ensure that we receive our fair share!"


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