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Funding to Boost Tameside's Cultural Offer

Press Release: 08/04/2021

 

Portland BasinRESIDENTS will be able to enjoy more of Tameside Council’s museums and galleries’ offer online thanks to a successful bid for external funding.

The council has been awarded over £98k from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which aims to support cultural organisations develop a viable and sustainable operating model following the Covid 19 pandemic. The council is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards. 

Since March 2020, most of Tameside Cultural Services’ offer has been online as venues have been unable to welcome visitors in person.

The Culture Recovery Fund will enable the service to build on this work to support the community to get involved digitally in a more focused and joined up way. It will also help address areas of lost income, such as loss of retail income and loss of school visits, and create new ways to boost this income. With the funding the service plans to work with the local creative sector to develop a new and innovative education offer, create exciting retail projects and engage visitors with the borough’s historic collections and venues in new ways.

Tameside Council Assistant Director for Operations and Neighbourhoods Emma Varnam said: “We’re delighted to have successfully bid for this fund. The money will enable us to take stock of what we have learnt over the past 12 months and to move forward in creating exciting and engaging cultural opportunities for the people of Tameside and beyond.”

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