A NUMBER of Cumbrian organisations have been included in Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s announcement of nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the nation’s culture and heritage sector recover.

More than 2,700 organisations have been awarded money.

“Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced,” said Mr Dowden.

“Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”

The funding was reserved in the first round of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to allow the Government to respond to the changing public health picture.

More than 70 per cent of funding has been awarded outside London with the aim of helping businesses across the country navigate the months ahead.

Among the organisations set to receive grant funding in Cumbria is Ulverston’s Coronation Hall, which will be the beneficiary of £67,111.

Rydal Mount is to receive £31,330, while the Grasmere-based Wordsworth Trust will get £121,138.

Lakeland Arts, which runs the Windermere Jetty Museum among other attractions, is to receive £405,920, the highest amount awarded to an organisation in the county.

Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre will be given £118,900.