The Foundling Museum was thrilled to hear that we have received funding thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.
Over these trying months, the culture industry has been greatly affected, and we were forced to close for several months. Although we are now open, our reduced opening days and loss of income over the closure from admissions, tours, events, retail and venue hire means that we have had enormous losses in revenue. The #HereForCulture funding, which is a share of the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, will be a significant boost to us and help ensure that we can remain open and continue to provide a robust exhibitions programme that aims to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society.
#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage. We want people to make sure that where they are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us.
By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.