Calder Valley will receive extra investment from the Conservative Government to build up cultural infrastructure and support access to the arts following the pandemic.
- 66 organisations across England will receive a share of £22.7 million from the Capital Investment Programme to upgrade their buildings and equipment, to improve access and capitalise on new technology.
- This builds on the Conservative Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, which has contributed £1.57 billion to around 5,000 organisations, the largest investment in the arts in our history.
Craig Whittaker MP has welcomed the announcement that thanks to the Conservative Government, 66 organisation across England will receive a share of £22.7 million in extra investment from the Capital Investment Programme.
This includes £725,000 for the Arvon Foundation in Calder Valley. The Funding boost will help organisations across the country upgrade their buildings and equipment post-pandemic, improve access, take advantage of new technology, and reduce their environmental impact.
The Capital Investment Programme has awarded grants which range from £100,000 to £750,000 over 2021-22 and 2022-23.
Projects from Barrow-in-Furness to the Isles of Scilly will receive extra investment, as the Conservative Government delivers on its commitment to Level Up access to culture across the country.
The investment builds on the Culture Recovery Fund package, which has already provided £1.57 billion to more than 5,000 organisations and sites across the country, protecting an estimated 75,000 jobs and supporting almost 100,000 freelancers – and now the Conservative Government is going further.
Commenting, Craig Whittaker MP said:
“Following the pandemic, our cultural sector will benefit greatly from extra investment to upgrade their buildings and facilities, including organisations in Calder Valley, as they continue to bounce back.
“I welcome the £725,000 being delivered by the Conservative Government, which will boost the Arvon Foundation by supporting them to invest in equipment and new technology, upgrading our cultural offer and helping them to continue providing jobs and serving our community.
“We are investing in the infrastructure to support our cultural sector, securing its future and widening access to the arts, so that everyone can continue to enjoy England’s world class creative offer.”