A total of 13 Oxfordshire cultural organisations have been successful in receiving Culture Recovery Fund grants, totaling almost £2 million.
The businesses received the new finanical support from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, with the following companies benefiting from the scheme:
- Oxford Playhouse Trust: £458,000
- The Theatre Chipping Norton: £144,154
- Arts at the Old Fire Station: £96,420
- The Oxfordshire Science Festival: £74,929
- The Oxford Chamber Music Foundation: £50,000
- Aesop Arts Society: £200,000
- Spacial Installations: £228,000
- The Bullingdon: £212,621
- Fusion Arts Oxford: £86,306
- Modern Art Oxford: £91,000
- The Museum of Oxford: £80,731
- The Story Museum: £170,000
- The Mad Hatter: £50,000
This support for the cultural sector aligns with OxLEP's own support of the wider visitor economy.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, OxLEP has provided significant and sustained support to the county’s visitor economy, administering both financial and business-to-business support.
Just under 200 visitor economy businesses have so far received personalised business support plans from OxLEP Business, with a further 173 businesses completing the organisation’s online business support tool, which both triages and offers advice on the type of support available in-light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 25 visitor economy-led organisations, based in Oxfordshire, also received financial support during the summer via OxLEP Business’ business resilience grant scheme. Meanwhile, a quarter of all current sign-ups to OxLEP Business’ most-recent business support offer – the peer network programme – operate within the visitor economy sector.