The Coffin Works has received a grant of £25,935 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.
The Culture Recovery grant will pay for two months’ wages, as well as essential overheads. With reduced visitor figures predicted for the coming months, this grant is a buffer to face the likely reduction in admissions income.
Christine Cushing, Trustee said: “It offers much-needed time to rebuild and reunite the Coffin Works’ team, made up of loyal and passionate staff and volunteers. We are the guardians of the Coffin Works and just as the DCMS and Arts Council are ‘Here for Culture’, we too will now be here for our building, its collection and our community.”
Sarah Hayes, Coffin Works Museum Manager said: “One year ago we were fearful that we wouldn’t be able to re-open and it’s fair to say that without the grants we’ve secured, that would have been the case.
On Tuesday 3rd June, we are planning to open our doors once again and grants such as this have made that possible. We feel as though we have a guardian angel watching over us.”