9 October 2020
Vara Welcomes Heritage Funding

Shailesh Vara MP has welcomed the news that heritage organisations in North West Cambridgeshire are set to receive grants through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recently announced a £1.57bn rescue package through the Culture Recovery Fund to help support the culture sector and heritage organisations during the current pandemic.

The first allocation of this funding has today been announced with heritage organisations in North West Cambridgeshire receiving a total of £321,198. Elton Hall near Peterborough is set to receive £290,630, along with Friends of Friendless Churches at St Andrews in Wood Walton receiving £30,568.

Mr Vara said: “I am very pleased to see that heritage organisations in my constituency will be receiving vital support through the Culture Recovery Fund. The past few months have been very challenging for the culture sector and I know that this funding will go some way to help support these heritage properties for future generations to enjoy.”