Two King’s Lynn venues have been given a bumper cash injection to help them recover from the pandemic.
Alive West Norfolk was awarded £124,000 for King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, meanwhile, The North End Trust has been granted £15,600 for True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum.
The funding comes from the second round of the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
The awards are to help organisations look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery.
Neil Gromett, managing director of Alive West Norfolk, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this much-needed funding from the second round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
“Alive Corn Exchange remains a hugely important cultural venue in our town, and this funding will allow us to make future plans, and continue to offer a rich and varied cultural programme to our local community when we reopen.”
True’s Yard said the award would help towards essential running costs such as staffing, heating, lighting and PPE to help the Museum reopen in May.
Dr Paul Richards, trust chairman, said: “The grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund is a major boost for The North End Trust which enables True’s Yard to move forward with confidence on a sound financial footing as the Museum celebrates its 30th year serving the community.”