Sterts to receive £31000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund 


Sterts are among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund


This award will allow us to stage an exciting winter programme and give us capacity for planning 2022 and beyond.


More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Sterts in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.


The 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.


Sterts Centre Director Peter Woodward, said:


“In the summer of 2020 we delivered a Safe Secure Season of Short performances.


The summer of 2021 allowed us to build on the previous success and deliver a great season including Shrek the Musical.


Both of these were supported by the Culture Recovery Fund.


We plan to use this grant to give us a platform for a much bigger Sterts Super Safe Summer of entertainment in 2022.”



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”.

Any questions regarding the Sterts award to office2@stertsarts.org


Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk.  


Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19.