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UK promises GBP 1.57 billion arts funding package

The UK government has announced a GBP£1.57 billion funding package to support its arts and heritage sector to survive the impacts of COVID 19. The funding, roughly equivalent to AUD$2.8 billion, includes:

  • A £1.15bn support pot for cultural organisations in England, consisting of £270m in loans and £880m in grants

  • £100m of targeted support for England’s national cultural institutions and English Heritage, and

  • 120m of capital investment to restart construction on cultural infrastructure and for heritage construction projects in England paused because of the pandemic.

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