Truro Cathedral has received a grant of £72,300 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. The second round of funding is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England as well as the British Film Institute and Arts Council England
Truro Cathedral has been significantly affected by the pandemic and is finding new ways to continue its life and work and long-term sustainability. These funds will allow investment in staff and the purchase of equipment and materials to continue to offer events for the future.
Chief Operating Officer, Sean O’Neill said: “We’re delighted to hear that our application to the fund has been successful. The funds will allow us to begin to put in place the new business plan which we’ve been working on as a result of the first round of Culture Recovery funding previously received. It provides a fantastic support to help us respond to the massive financial challenge that lockdown has caused.”