Half a Million Pounds for North West Durham – Consett Magazine




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Richard Holden MP welcomes that the Government’s Cultural Investment Fund will award £470,000 to North West Durham’s Killhope rule Mining Museum. This is however another example of meaningful Levelling Up funding for left-behind areas.

 

The Cultural Investment Fund will see £48 million distributed to 63 organisations across the country, which will enhance people’s access to the arts, safeguard cultural assets for future generations and strength economic growth by culture. 

 

Galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural venues across the country are set to assistance from £48 million of funding which will enhance people’s access to the arts, safeguard cultural assets for future generations, and strength economic growth by culture. 

 

More than 60 organisations in England will receive a slice of the funding which is being released as part of the government’s Cultural Investment Fund which was first unveiled in 2019.    

  

Richard Holden MP, commenting on the funding: 

 

“I welcome this important funding of nearly half a million pounds for North West Durham’s cultural sector – which will prove vital in rejuvenating the area.

 

“The Killhope rule Mining Museum offers both entertainment for local and tourists alike, but also provides an educative role to those in County Durham keen to learn more about its storied Mining history.” 

 

“The awarding of these funds from the Government’s Cultural Investment Fund is just another step in their Levelling Up agenda.” 

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