The legendary Festival is set to receive £600,000 from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund
Glastonbury Festival is among the hundreds of recipients who will receive a share of £107 million from the Cultural Recovery Fund.
The funds are set to be paid from the additional £300m announced by the Chancellor at March’s Budget, bringing the total cash support package made available for culture during the pandemic to close to £2 billion, and after seeing £1.2 billion already been paid by the Culture Recovery Fund to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country.
From this round of funding, over £100 million will be awarded in continuity support grants to over 870 previous Culture Recovery Fund recipients administered by Arts Council England, British Film Institute, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England.
Glastonbury will receive £600,000 in the latest round of grants, after previously receiving a £900,000 grant back in April. The legendary Festival was forced to cancel its festival for two years running, both in 2020 and 2021 and is set to return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019 next summer .
Glastonbury expressed its gratitude in a statement posted to its social media channels, saying: “We’re very grateful to have been granted Continuity Support from the Culture Recovery Fund, which will really help us to get back up and running after two consecutive years without a Festival.”
We’re very grateful to have been granted Continuity Support from the Culture Recovery Fund, which will really help us to get back up and running after two consecutive years without a Festival. @ace_southwest @DCMS @ace_national #HereForCulture
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) November 19, 2021
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.”
A list of recipients from the music sector can be found below and in addition to Glastonbury Festival also includes MADE Festival, WOMAD Festival, the London Symphony Orchestra, Bush Hall and the Electric Ballroom.
Cultural Recovery Fund grants November 2021
Bird On The Wire £90,000
Bush Hall £196,064
Corsica Studios £150,000
De Le Warr Pavilion £325,000
Electric Ballroom £75,787
Exeter Cavern £25,000
Fairport Convention Ltd £120,000
Jazz Refreshed £41,000
London Symphony Orchestra £423,000
MADE Festival £275,133
MLM Concerts £125,566
Mustard Group £167,992
New Vortex Jazz Club £71,750
NGE Music £90,000
Reprezent Radio £115,000
Servant Jazz Quarters £25,000
TGC Concerts £59,300
The Louisiana Bristol £65,500
Urban development £80,509
Village underground £305,000