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The Ferret and The Continental granted nearly £400,000 of funding

Posted on - 20th October, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Ferret
The Ferret is receiving much needed funding

Some popular venues in Preston are receiving a share of £257 million as part of a financial boost from the Government’s billion pound Culture Recovery Fund.

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Blitz, The Ferret, The Continental and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust are just a few of the places being awarded the much-needed funding.

The Ferret and The Conti will share £398,933, while Blitz will get £136,363, and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust will benefit from £183,600.

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In total 1,385 arts organisations are benefitting from a share of £257 million as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.  

The funding will help save theatres, galleries, performance groups, arts organisations and cultural venues that are facing the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring they have a sustainable future. 

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In a post on Facebook, The Ferret said: “It is a huge relief to know that Arts Council England and DCMS recognise the importance of our venues and the unique position we have within the community.

“Thank you so much to all at Music Venue Trust , Mark Davyd, our coordinator Jay Taylor, Beverley Whitrick, Lucy Stone, and the whole Music Venue Trust Community and last, but not least, to all of our loyal customers, our talented musicians and artists, our staff and Sound Techs Tom and James, friends and family who have shown us love and support throughout this crisis period.

“We are eternally grateful.”

The Continental
The Continental

The New Continental added: “Incredible. We’re thrilled and hugely grateful to hear that we The Conti and The Ferret have received funding thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund so that we can continue to be here for you!

“Time to do Preston proud.”

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The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland said: “AMAZING NEWS.

“We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund so that we can continue to be here for you.

“A huge thank you to everybody involved.”

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The New Continental and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum are remaining open, however, now Lancashire has been put into Tier Three, The Ferret will be temporarily closing its doors.

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