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Gloucestershire receives £3m for culture and history

Gloucestershire cultural and historical organisations will receive more than £3million in the latest round of grants from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

As reported on last week, Cheltenham Festivals received £290,000 as part of the grants issued through Arts Council England.

And they are joined by more than 30 other organisations across the county who will receive money from the Arts Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund/Historic England and British Film Institute.

The biggest single award goes to The Cheltenham Trust - which operates venues including The Wilson art gallery and museum, Pittville Pump Room and Cheltenham Town Hall - will receive £419,127.

Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre will receive £401,874 while there is £54,700 for the town's Playhouse Theatre and £123,742 for the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury while Shires Entertainment - who operate Giffords Circus - has been allocated £120,000.

Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre will receive £9,602 as part of the British Film Institute's Allocation while the largest amount given out in the Historic England allocation is £237,600 for Sudeley Castle.

Forest of Dean Railway has been granted £115,800 and chairman Adam Dickinson said it was a vital help after it had been kept off the tracks for much of the last year.

He said: "Our loss of revenue has delayed a major scheme to star building a dedicated carriage shed at Lydney Junction, but the award will fill a significant gap in funding and enable us to cover vital operating and overhead costs while we reopen."

There was also £71,800 for Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway with Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited, based at the Toddington workshops of the GWSR, has received a second grant of £12,800.

Arts Council Funding

  • Bright Marketing for the Arts Ltd, Cheltenham £25,000
  • Cheltenham Festivals £290,000
  • Corinium Museum £60,515
  • Court Barn £37,300
  • Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust £27,550
  • Get Lost and Found Ltd, Stroud £31,314
  • Gloucester City Council £50,000
  • Everyman Theatre £401,874
  • Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen £25,000
  • Hawkwood College, Stroud £120,000
  • La Serenissima, Cotswolds £25,752
  • Onsongmusic Ltd, Stroud £25,000
  • Peak Hire Ltd, Cheltenham £157,429
  • Production AV Ltd, Tewkesbury £212,012
  • Roses Theatre Trust, Tewkesbury £123,742
  • Shires Entertainment Ltd, Stroud £120,000
  • Strike A Light, Gloucester £38,025
  • The Cheltenham Trust £419,127
  • Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham £54,700
  • Unique Sound Systems, Cheltenham £164,752

British Film Institute

  • Gloucester City Council - Guildhall Arts Centre, £9,602

National Lottery Heritage Fund/Historic England

  • Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd £12,800
  • Gloucester History Trust £19,100
  • The Holfords of Westonbirt Trust £20,200
  • Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust £9,400
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway £71,800
  • Hartpury Heritage Trust £22,900
  • Church of the Holy Jesus, Lydbrook £17,700
  • Mid-Wyedean Churches £15,000
  • Chavenage House Partnership £8,300
  • Parish of Holy Apostles, Charlton Kings £34,300
  • Forest of Dean Railway Ltd £115,800
  • Parish of West Cheltenham Team Ministry £71,900
  • Sudeley Castle £237,600

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