Heritage Doncaster receives Arts Council Funding

Heritage Doncaster has secured essential funding after a successful grant offer of support from Arts Council England (ACE).

The grant sees Heritage Doncaster continue as a National Portfolio Organisation, meaning they will receive £101,840 of funding each year from ACE for the years 2023-26.

The funding is in recognition of the organisation’s excellent work in delivering high quality activities across the borough, including work that has recently been shortlisted for national awards.

The funding will enable Heritage Doncaster to continue to provide heritage activities in key areas across the borough. This includes the continued delivery of ‘History, Health and Happiness’, a programme of social clubs that aim to improve wellbeing and tackle isolation through history and storytelling.  The grant will also enable Heritage Doncaster to work more closely with local communities in local Culture Hubs, create new exhibitions, and provide inspiring opportunities for young people to get involved with culture.

Applications for funding were made against Arts Council England’s national strategy, Let’s Create.  Organisations were required to demonstrate how the work they do will contribute to the principles of inclusivity and relevance, ambition and quality, dynamism, and environmental responsibility. Arts Council England has invested £446 million a year in 990 organisations in England that have creativity and culture at their heart.

The funding offer is now subject to approval by Council officers and agreement with ACE.

A number of other organisations in the city have also been successful in receiving ACE funding, including Doncaster Community Arts (darts) and CAST.

Councillor Nigel Ball, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Leisure, Culture and Planning, said: “We are delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England and continue to be a National Portfolio Organisation. The funding enables us to carry on with fantastic heritage programmes, in the heart of communities, that make a real difference to the lives of Doncaster’s residents. We are excited for the opportunity to do more across our communities, and connect more people to Doncaster’s rich past.”

Leanne Hornsby, Assistant Director of Education, Skills, Culture and Heritage said: “This is fantastic news for Doncaster and is a recognition of the incredible work Heritage Doncaster has done to date, including supporting residents during Covid-19 lockdowns. This funding will enable us to work with more of Doncaster’s residents, including expanding to engage more young people in Doncaster with culture.”

For more information on Heritage Doncaster visit: https://heritagedoncaster.org.uk/

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Last updated: 15 November 2022 09:57:48