It's a financially worrying time for many businesses and organisations across Great Yarmouth as they cope with the impact of COVID restrictions. The Government has announced several packages since the beginning of the pandemic that has helped in a wide range of different circumstances. I am delighted to hear that a vital £1/2 million cash lifeline has been extended to four important venues in Great Yarmouth. These popular locations have been awarded grants as part of the Government's Cultural Recovery Fund to help safeguard their future.
The venues receiving this vital funding are The Hippodrome (£182,907), St. Georges Theatre (£94,130), the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston (£71,700) and the Ocean Room in Gorleston (£149,686).
COVID-19 has effected almost everyone and every business in Great Yarmouth, but it is indisputable that the theatre and cultural sector have been particularly badly affected. This welcome cash injection of nearly £1/2 million will help ensure that the Hippodrome, Ocean Room, Pavilion and St George’s theatres are able to endure this difficult time and come back stronger than ever. These institutions are part of the fabric of Great Yarmouth so I am delighted once again this Conservative Government taking steps to support our community.