Sunderland Culture receives further lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Sunderland Culture has been awarded £143,889 as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.  

Sunderland Culture is one of many cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. The investment which has been announced today is part of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.  

Established in 2016, Sunderland Culture aims to improve life for everyone in Sunderland through culture. It is an innovative place-based delivery model for arts and culture, founded through a partnership between University of Sunderland, Sunderland City Council and the Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture Trust.  

Sunderland Culture delivers the cultural programme in Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Arts Centre Washington, National Glass Centre, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and the Fire Station, as well supporting the development of creative industries in the city and delivering city-wide cultural events and projects with local communities.  

This grant will enable Sunderland Culture to continue its work to strengthen the city’s cultural economy, increase cultural participation and ensure culture plays a key role in the city’s recovery from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic.