Cultural centers

Christmas gift from the city of the Cultural Recovery Fund

Paul Scott approves of the news.  EMN-211220-104805001
Paul Scott approves of the news. EMN-211220-104805001

The Joseph Banks Center received £ 7,000 and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Center in Spilsby £ 184,700 from the Cultural Recovery Fund of English Heritage and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Paul Scott, administrator and curator of the Sir Joseph Banks Center, which opened in May this year, said museum administrators were delighted to hear they have received the funding as it will be useful in covering overhead and running costs of the museum.

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He said: “We have amazing ideas for the future and look forward to seeing lots of visitors in the New Year.

“In addition to welcoming visitors, we will be reaching out to schools and local groups with a new education program aimed at raising awareness of the natural world and especially the environment. We will also continue to grow our collections and work behind the scenes to record and make digital learning material available on our websites and social media sites.

“We are also looking forward to welcoming new volunteers and students who may wish to join our team to work on our many projects. “

Andrew Panton, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Center spokesperson, said: “We were delighted to hear that we have received funding through the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be there for you and #HereForCulture.

“This grant helps pay for some of our winter running costs to make sure we’re still here and back stronger next year.”

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins also said she was “thrilled” by the news.

Nearly 140 heritage organizations in England will benefit from £ 15.5million this Christmas through the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, with 50 sites here in the Midlands and East receiving £ 4.8million in grants this Christmas.

Other Lincolnshire heritage organizations receiving funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund include the International Bomber Command Center (IBCC), which is expected to receive £ 315,000.

Ros Kerslake, Executive Director of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “This latest round of the Cultural Heritage Recovery Fund offers a welcome Christmas boost to heritage organizations.

“As the situation changes daily, funding will be crucial in helping heritage sites navigate their seasonal operations while ensuring the safety of their visitors and their communities.

“The grants will also help organizations implement business plans as they face the challenges of the coming year, contributing to financial sustainability and boosting tourism so that we can envision a bright future for our industry. heritage. ”