Published: Friday, 19th Nov 2021

Bolton Council’s cultural services will receive a boost thanks to the third round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

A total of £329,267 will now be used to help Bolton Museum, Bolton Music Service and the Albert Halls to continue their creative and cultural recovery.

More than £100m has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including in the latest round of support announced by the Culture Secretary announced today (November 19).

Bolton Council's Deputy Leader, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:

“We are delighted to be included in this latest round of the Cultural Recovery Fund, which will help support Bolton Museum, Bolton Music Service and the Albert Halls.

“The grant will give a boost to the creative and cultural recovery of these valuable services and to the borough as a whole.

“All our cultural services did an outstanding job by adapting during the pandemic, these new funds will help us engage new audiences and offer new experiences as we welcome back live crowds.”

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”