We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £657,713 by Arts Council England (ACE) via the Culture Recovery Fund. This grants programme is part of the Government’s £1.57 billion package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the impacts of Covid-19.

Back in March, we lost half our income overnight. Support from ACE and National Lottery Heritage Fund Emergency Funds, Rother District Council, and Eddie Izzard has enabled us to reopen after four months of closure, getting people back to work and bringing some kind of (limited) normality back to the Pavilion.

But, as with any other catastrophic event, recovery will be a much longer and more challenging process. This award will provide support over a six month period to help ensure that we can remain open, rebuild our resilience, trade viably and reboot our cultural programmes which serve our communities.

Thank you to DCMS for this support. Thank you to ACE for once again recognising the significant role we play in the UK’s culture and heritage, the visual arts and music sectors, our contribution to the visitor economy of our region and the part we play in the wellbeing, education, local business, skills and employment of our communities.


Here for Culture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.

Whether on the global stage or quietly in our own lives, culture inspires, uplifts, comforts and entertains us. Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to provide a lifeline and show our support. The government is #HereForCulture with an unprecedented £1.57 billion of funding coming through on top of the furlough scheme, bounce-back loans and emergency grants. The public has been #HereForCulture as organisations have innovated online and outdoors.


Posted by sally on Monday 12 October 2020