WHP Awarded Second Culture Recovery Fund Grant West Horsley Place Trust is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including West Horsley Place Trust in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. We have been awarded a grant of £40,000 by Arts Council England as part of the final round of the Culture Recovery Fund. This award will help the Trust with its staffing and overhead costs this winter; keeping creative projects going and helping pay for key staff during this period. This the third and final round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from. Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.” Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains. Ben Pearce, Director, West Horsley Place Trust, said: “We are delighted to again receive funding via Arts Council England. Receiving this award from the final round of the Culture Recovery Fund will help us cover costs; enable us to deliver on activities planned for this autumn and winter, as well as continue with our planning to widen our programme of arts and participatory activity from the spring”. Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said: “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.