Response to third round of Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country, and the Rose is absolutely delighted to be included as one of the 925 recipients benefiting from the latest round of awards.


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.'

With this support, the Rose can continue to create inspiring and engaging theatre and fulfil its work as a centre for learning and participation and a community arts hub. The effects of Covid-19 have been devastating for the theatre landscape, and this funding will provide vital assistance as we transition out of the pandemic.

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.


Robert O’Dowd, Chief Executive, Rose Theatre said:

'We would like to extend our thanks to both DCMS and Arts Council England. This grant will help to      ensure that the Rose continues to weather these challenging times, as we resume normal operations. Funding from the three rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund  — together with the generosity of our audiences who donated to the #RoseEndures campaign and support from our stakeholders the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University — has played a vital role in safeguarding the future of the organisation.'

The #RoseEndures campaign was launched in March 2020 and has secured £95,000 in donations through 1,900 gifts. We are aiming to secure over 2,000 gifts and raise a total of £100,000. The #RoseEndures campaign will continue to run for as long as our operations are affected by the pandemic.

To make a gift to #RoseEndures please visit the link below, or contact our Development Manager, Lucy Richards at [email protected].




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