The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury has been awarded over £118,000 in Government funding providing the much-valued local facility with a vital financial lifeline.
Worth £1.57 billion in total, the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund represents the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture and will provide crucial financial assistance to cultural and heritage organisations across the country hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, and live music and independent cinema venues.
Welcoming the inclusion of the Mill Arts Centre in the Government’s grant list Banbury Conservatives said: “Arts and culture are a fundamental part of the social fabric of our society. It has been a particularly challenging time for the sector so we are delighted that The Mill has received this support. As the only dedicated arts centre locally, The Mill is Banbury’s cultural hub. It does great work in entertaining audiences and engaging residents with the arts through performances, exhibitions, and artistic, educational, and participatory workshops. This grant will mean that that brilliant work can continue.”