York Museums Trust To Receive £423,000 From Culture Recovery Fund
York Art Gallery in busier times. Image by Wolfgang Claussen
York Museums Trust has been awarded £423,226 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This follows an award of £850,000 from the first round of funding in October 2020. The charity is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion fund.
The money will enable the Trust to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time since March 2020, as well as helping the charity remain financially viable following losses of more than £3 million of income since the start of the pandemic.
The Trust, which looks after York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and York St Mary’s as well as the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, is one of thousands of cultural organisations across the country which has been awarded more than £300 million in the second round of support from the Government.
Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “This money is a lifeline for the Trust which gives us the support so badly needed following the devastating impact of the pandemic.
“We are delighted that it will allow us to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time in over a year, we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to see some of the city’s, and the country’s, finest treasures.