A good news story from Plymouth Music Zonepiano and guitars

We are extremely pleased to let you all know that PMZ has been successful in our bid to Arts Council England for the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund!

PMZ is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Cultural Recovery Fund. More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Plymouth Music Zone in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. 

Some words from PMZ’s Chair of Trustees, Paul Courtney about what this award will allow us to achieve over the coming months. 

We’re are so thrilled to have received support from the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund! As we all continue to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic this funding will mean music continues to weave its magical and life transforming thread through the lives of people in Plymouth when they need it most – bringing connection, bringing joy and helping us all to look to the future with a melody of hope.” 

This third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead. 

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.” 

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains. 

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.

As a recipient of this funding, Plymouth Music Zone is feeling valued and motivated by this wonderful news. This funding is going to enable us to welcome many more of you to PMZ.