£2m from Culture Recovery Fund given to Lewes constituency

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed £2 million of funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund to support four cultural assets in the Lewes constituency.

The four cultural assets in the Lewes constituency set to receive funding are: Bluebell Railway £727,200, Culver Archaeological Project £12,000, Sussex Archaeological Society £497,500, and Wave Leisure Trust Ltd £850,000.

Through the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the government has shown it is Here for Culture in all kinds of communities and will make sure our most loved performing arts, heritage sites, independent cinemas, music venues and museums can weather the impact of coronavirus and come back even stronger.

As part of the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture, the #HereForCulture campaign has been launched to help support Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries.

Maria Caulfield MP (pictured in cab of steam engine) said “Many of our cultural assets including our most precious heritage sites have been put in danger by the necessary restrictions that have been put in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The government wants to ensure that these cultural assets will not only survive these difficult times but will be able to come back stronger than ever. This funding of over £2 million from the Cultural Recovery Fund for the Lewes constituency will help ensure that these much loved organisations are able to continue to be provide for the local community and tourists alike.”