Sixteen arts organisations receive share of recovery fund

Snape Maltings gets the biggest grant in this round of funding – Photo: Snape Maltings

A total of sixteen arts organisations across the county have today been awarded a share of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

A total of £257 million is being share among over 1,300 venues, theatres, museums and cultural organisations across the UK with Suffolk receiving just over £3.8 million.

This announcement by the Government is for the first round of grants applications, administered by the Arts Council, that are under £1 million.

The full list of organisations in Suffolk to receive the grants are:

West Suffolk

  • National Horseracing Museum – £154,481
  • The Hunter Club – £123,753
  • Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – £245,088
  • West Stow Anglo Saxon Village – £246,500
  • West Suffolk Council – £250,000

Mid Suffolk

  • John Peel Centre – £84,335
  • Museum of East Anglian Life – £91,000


  • The Quay Theatre – £121,713
The Quay Theatre in Sudbury will receive £121,713 – Photo: Quay Theatre

East Suffolk

  • Snape Maltings – £950,000
  • Spa Pavilion Limited – £746,000
  • The Seagull Lowestoft – £86,424


  • DanceEast – £73,080
  • New Wolsey Theatre – £245,000
  • Out Loud Music – £72,132
  • Red Rose Chain – £198,526
  • Russell Maliphant Dance Company – £159,036

More funding from the Culture Recovery Fund is to be announced over the coming weeks as the Government steps in to ensure theatres, galleries, performance groups, arts organisations, museums and local venues survive the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The government is here for culture and we have worked around the clock to get this record investment out to the frontline.

“It will allow our wonderful theatres, museums, music venues and cultural organisations to survive this crisis and start putting on performances again – protecting jobs and creating new work for freelancers.

“This is just the start – with hundreds of millions pounds more on the way for cultural organisations of all sizes that still need our help.”

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds will receive £245,088

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said: “Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages.

“This is a difficult time for us all, but this first round of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund will help sustain hundreds of cultural spaces and organisations that are loved and admired by local communities and international audiences. Further funding will be announced later in the month and we are working hard to support creative organisations and individuals during these challenging times.”

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  1. It’s a shame that there’s 2 theatres that have completely missed out on any funding of any kind, The Aspal Theatre at Stonham Barns and the Plantagenet Theatre based in Haverhill. But not to worry we’ll soldier on we might have a few bruises from this but we’re keeping our chins up

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