This week we received the welcome news that KWMC has been awarded a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
It’s been just over a year since the first UK lockdown, when we had to temporarily close the doors of Knowle West Media Centre and move activities online. We’re currently making preparations to reopen our buildings, in line with government COVID guidance.
Support from the Culture Recovery fund will enable us to make urgent repairs to KWMC and adapt our spaces so we can manage social distancing and safely welcome people back to use our facilities and meet others.
It will also help us cover unavoidable losses of income that were incurred while our buildings were closed, and enable us to develop programmes to support artists, many of whom have faced reductions in their work and income during the last year.
Thanks to support from the Culture Recovery Fund, we’re looking forward to reopening our buildings and providing safe and welcoming spaces where people can develop new skills, build their confidence and collaborate with others to create positive change.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, to help organisations plan for reopening and recovery after months of venue closures and cancellations.
Arts Council England – the national development agency for creativity and culture – is one of the bodies administering the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.
Find out more here.