Sandwell Council Events Team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Sandwell Council Events Team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Sandwell Council Events Team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

The Sandwell Council events team has been awarded £97,277 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they are able to work with creative talent across the Borough to bring cultural experiences to the communities of Sandwell.

Sandwell Council is one of almost 2,000 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving this much needed support – totalling over £300 million in awards – from the grants programme administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for culture, Councillor Danny Millard, said: “These funds will help us continue to deliver a variety of Covid-safe cultural events and activities across Sandwell. The council’s Discover Sandwell events team are working closely with teams across the council, local artists, events businesses and communities to find new ways of working and bring enjoyment to residents safely.

“This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis. We will continue doing everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further funding to be announced in the coming weeks.”

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