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Metronome Receives Lifeline Grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

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Metronome has been awarded funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

We are thrilled to announce that Metronome is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced today. This follows £257 million awarded earlier in the week to 1,385 organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks

Since its launch in 2018, Metronome has gone from strength to strength, delivering an ambitious, diverse and contemporary cross-media public programme. As we head into 2021, this financial support will help the venue continue to operate over the coming months during a critical time.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden talked about how crucial this funding is to the arts.

“This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back. Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.

“These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country.”


Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota talked about the importance of the cultural sector.

“Culture is an essential part of life across the country, helping to support people’s wellbeing through creativity and self-expression, bringing communities together, and fuelling our world class creative industries.

“This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis.  We will continue doing everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further funding to be announced in the coming weeks.”


CEO, Confetti Media Group, Craig Chettle MBE, explained how important this funding is for the future of Metronome.

“We’re delighted to be recipients of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Over recent weeks we have worked hard with Public Health England to host a small number of Covid-safe events, but this funding will undoubtedly help secure Metronome’s future for the next six months.”

“We would also like to thank the Music Venue Trust for their continued support, advice and guidance during these difficult times.”


If you’d like to learn more about how Metronome is keeping safe during the coronavirus pandemic, you can read more here.

If you’d like to discover something unique at Metronome, we’ve got events to look forward to for rest of 2020, and even more for 2021. Take a look at what’s been rescheduled and announced.