DCMS awards £630,020 of support funding for heritage organisations within Tiverton and Honiton
Neil Parish MP has congratulated local heritages organisations on their successful bids for support funding through the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS). They are:
- Modern Electric Tramway Ltd (Seaton Tramway)- receiving £435,100
- AC Archaeology Ltd- receiving £114,200
- St Andrew’s Church, Cullompton- receiving £52,000
As part of the Heritage Stimulus Fund, The Landmark Trust’s Shute Gatehouse will also receive £28,720 of capital funding. In total, the heritage sector within Tiverton and Honiton will receive £630,020 of support within the first tranche of funding.
The funding is part of the unprecedented £1.57 billion package of support announced by the Culture Secretary, The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP, to help protect the arts, culture and heritage institutions in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England have worked in partnership to distribute the funding.
“The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the heritage sector, disrupting projects, maintenance work and of course visitor numbers - of which heritage organisations so heavily rely.
Therefore, I am delighted Seaton Tramway, AC Archaeology Ltd, St Andrew's Church, Cullompton and Shute Gatehouse have been awarded DMCS funding through the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund. These organisations represent the great efforts undertaken within Tiverton and Honiton to preserve Devon’s precious cultural heritage.
This crucial Government support funding will help bolster the sector’s recovery efforts, while ensuring our local sites of community significance are preserved for future generations. I would like to congratulate all of the organisations involved and express my gratitude for their dedication in ensuring our past has a future.”