LGA responds to National Audit Office investigation into Culture Recovery Fund

“The Culture Recovery Fund is providing a much needed lifeline for arts, heritage and cultural organisations in a time of crisis."


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Responding to the NAO’s investigation into the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said: “The Culture Recovery Fund is providing a much needed lifeline for arts, heritage and cultural organisations in a time of crisis.

“The arts and culture sector has an important role to play in our road to national economic recovery and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its delivery agencies have done an excellent job in rapidly distributing the first part of the funding. However it’s incredibly important that this funding is distributed widely so communities across all parts of the country, where crucial cultural organisations are struggling, can benefit.

“Government should work with local councils to identify key organisations within their communities that still need support to survive.”