22 more heritage organisations will benefit from £13.5m in targeted grants to restart regeneration and maintenance projects that were planned before the pandemic and now face delays or increased costs.
The highest award of £3.7m goes to the Black Country Living Museum, which is currently operating as a vaccination centre but prior to the pandemic was planning the single biggest development in its history. A further £1m goes to Brighton Museum’s Royal Estate.
A further £5m will go to 33 independent cinemas, including two major independent companies operating cinemas across England. Reel Cinemas has been awarded £1.5m to support 13 multiplexes and Light Cinemas will benefit from £2.9m to support 10 cinemas where broad film programming and community engagement can restart when cinemas reopen.
The grants are part of a final round of awards from the Government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.