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15 more Bristol organisations benefit from Culture Recovery Fund

By martin booth, Saturday Oct 17, 2020

A nightclub, theatre, and the world’s only large-scale integrated ensemble of professional disabled and non-disabled musician are among the latest Bristol beneficiaries of the government’s Culture Recovery Funds.

From £50,000 for Bristol Pride to £270,000 for Bristol Museums, 15 organisations across the city are sharing the latest awards from the £1.57 billion funding.

Paraorchestra artistic director, Charles Hazelwood, said that their grant provides them “with a financial lifeline”.

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He said: “We are tremendously grateful to DCMS and to the Treasury for recognising the immeasurable value that culture brings to this country, not just economically but in terms of the joy and purpose it brings to the population at large.

“We will now be able to reignite our artistic work, creating rich music experiences across a range of spaces and places over the next six months and beyond, with a perfectly integrated orchestra of professional disabled and non-disabled musicians.”

These are all of the 15 Bristol organisations who have received funding:

  • Bakehouse Factory: £145,000
  • Bristol Improv Theatre: £70,688
  • Bristol Museums: £270,700
  • Bristol Pride: £50,273
  • Cosies: £70,136
  • Desperate Men: £56,200
  • Gripping Theatre Productions: £119,212
  • King Sound Reinforcement: £100,000
  • Lakota: £300,000
  • Made It Happen: £140,727
  • MAYK Theatre: £96,876
  • Paraorchestra and Friends: £156,000
  • People’s Republic of Stokes Croft: £63,160
  • SouthBank: £52,191
  • Tobacco Factory Theatres: £246,440

Main photo of Paraorchestra & Friends by Paul Blakemore

Read more: The 31 Bristol organisations benefitting from the Culture Recovery Fund

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