York Museums Trust has been awarded £423,226 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
It means the trust can reopen the Yorkshire Museum in July, for the first time since March 2020.
The funding also helps the charity remain financially viable following losses of more than £3 million of income since the start of the pandemic.
The trust, which looks after York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and York St Mary’s as well as the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, is one of thousands of cultural organisations across the country which has been awarded money in this round of funding.
Other beneficiaries include the York Archaeological Trust, which runs the Jorvik Viking Centre, and the Theatre Royal.
The charity was awarded £850,000 from the first round of funding in October 2020.
Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “This money is a lifeline for the trust which gives us the support so badly needed following the devastating impact of the pandemic.
“We are delighted that it will allow us to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time in over a year, we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to see some of the city’s, and the country’s, finest treasures.
“It will also ensure we remain financially viable as we hopefully begin to reopen all of our cultural venues in a way that enables us to welcome larger audiences and generate our own income once more.”
The reopening of the Yorkshire Museum in July will follow the planned reopening of York Castle Museum for guided tours on May 19 and York Art Gallery on May 28, with the major new exhibition Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years.
Cultural Recovery Fund recipients April 2021
|Grants from the Arts Council|
|J-Night (Jazz promoter)||York||£25,000|
|MCR:Music Ltd (aka The Unsigned Guide)||York||£67,647|
|NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)||York||£42,000|
|Performing Arts etc||York||£25,000|
|Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR)||York||£59,000|
|The York Early Music Foundation||York||£25,000|
|Three Little Birds LLP (The Crescent)||York||£47,940|
|York Archaeological Trust||York||£1,926,420|
|York Citizen's Theatre Trust (Theatre Royal)||York||£324,289|
|York Museums Trust||York||£423,226|
|North York Moors Historical Railway Trust||Ryedale||£578,000|
|Ryedale Folk Museum||Ryedale||£39,950|
|Technical Stage Services Ltd||Selby||£199,685|
|Carlton Towers Events ltd||Selby||£186,500|
|Harrogate International Festivals||Harrogate||£80,000|
|Ripon Museum Trust||Harrogate||£69,350|
|Kingdom Services Ltd||Hambleton||£37,500|
|R&M Productions Ltd||Hambleton||£29,000|
|Rural Arts North Yorkshire||Hambleton||£55,000|
|Box Artist Management Ltd||Scarborough||£43,882|
|Chameleon Music Marketing Ltd||Scarborough||£87,088|
|Scarborough Theatre Trust Ltd||Scarborough||£84,893|
|The Porthole Foundation (Musicport)||Scarborough||£37,311|
|The Georgian Theatre Royal||Richmondshire||£26,200|
|Museum of North Craven Life||Craven||£80,000|
|Grants from the British Film Institute|
|Ryedale Entertainments Ltd (Palace Theatre)||Ryedale||£21,490|
|Propix UK Limited (The Station Cinema)||Richmondshire||£67,631|
|The Plaza Cinema (Skipton) Ltd||Craven||£48,641|
|National Lottery Heritage Fund grants|
|Council for British Archaeology||York||£15,000|
|Central Methodist Church York||York||£40,800|
|Chapter of York (York Minster)||York||£269,500|
|Selby St Mary||Selby||£20,000|
|Malton Methodist Church (The Wesley Centre Malton)||Ryedale||£39,000|
|Pickering Methodist Church||Ryedale||£28,700|
|Scampston Hall & Walled Garden||Ryedale||£67,500|
|RC Compton Estate||Harrogate||£208,300|
|St Peter High Harrogate||Harrogate||£39,800|
|Wensleydale Railway Plc||Hambleton||£45,000|
|Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust||Craven||£169,400|
|Repayable finance – Culture Recovery Fund|
|Acorn Construction (Yorkshire) Ltd||Selby||£4,000,000|
|Castle Howard Estate Ltd||Ryedale||£4,540,000|