North East Lincolnshire Council is yet again punching above its weight when it comes to bidding for Government money. One of only five Councils nationwide to Get a share of £20 Million for cultural development.
The idea is for the money to create jobs and provide economic benefits through increasing access to the arts, heritage and creative industries and this is certainly needed in our area.
Councillor Gaynor Rogers, portfolio holder for Tourism, Heritage and Culture at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded this money. We’re on the cusp of a very exciting time for our area, with the pioneering Great Grimsby Town Deal looking to regenerate our area. Combined with this funding, the potential of our heritage and culture can finally be realised.
This funding will help us attract more people to our area, increasing audience and community involvement in cultural activities, creating new major international events, new art and more creative spaces for people to enjoy.” The plans have yet to take full shape, even so the Government has shown confidence in this Labour Council to deliver on it’s pledges.