CivilSociety: Culture sector gets £1.5bn rescue package after charities warn of closure

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Britain’s arts, culture, and heritage industries will receive a £1.57bn rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government has announced.

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, said: “This money will help safeguard the sector for future generations, ensuring arts groups and venues across the UK can stay afloat and support their staff whilst their doors remain closed and curtains remain down.”

This package includes a £1.15bn support pot for cultural organisations in England delivered through a mix of grants and loans. This will be made up of £270m of repayable finance and £880m grants.

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