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Black Dyke in Arts Council emergency fund boost

Thursday 15 October, 2020

The Black Dyke Band is to receive £76,080 from the UK government’s Culture Recovery Fund, it has been revealed.

The emergency fund has offered financial support to cultural organisations that were financially stable before COVID-19, but which were at imminent risk of failure.

A funding pot of up to £500 million was set aside, with awards ranging from £50,000 to £3 million, for organisations based in England.

Posting on its Facebook page, Black Dyke Band wrote: “We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.”

Among the other music organisations to benefit from funding are the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (£843,000), London Symphony Orchestra (£846,000), London Philharmonic Orchestra (£650,000), the Philharmonia (£967,413), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (£996,702), City of London Sinfonia (£75,000), Manchester Camerata (£229,000), English Chamber Orchestra (£102,034), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (£75,000), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (£748,000) and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (£250,000).

British Bandsman has approached Black Dyke Band for further information on how it plans to make best use of the funding award, received via Arts Council England.