The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust has received a most welcome grant of up to £449,918.00 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The pot of £1.57 billion was set aside by the Government to protect a further 162 heritage sites across the nation to ensure that jobs and access to the arts, culture and heritage in local communities is protected in the months ahead. Administered by Historic England, the grant will contribute towards the cost of a package of urgent works that will include important repairs to areas of roofing, masonry and below ground drainage. The grant will also enable the Foundry’s Museum to be made Covid19 safe and eventually re-open after work designed to increase social distancing capacity and the provision of infrastructure to create a one way system has been completed.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said, “These grants will help the places that have shaped our skylines for hundreds of years and that continue to define culture in our towns and cities.”
To find out full details of this award please visit the website of The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust on: www.loughboroughbellfoundry.org