Culture Recovery Fund to save Mosley Road Baths - The Redditch Standard

Culture Recovery Fund to save Mosley Road Baths

Redditch Editorial 22nd Oct, 2021   0

THE oldest surviving Grade II listed swimming baths currently operating in Birmingham are to receive a £100,000 grant through the governments Culture Recovery Fund.

The grant is helping to protect the future of Birmingham’s community-run Moseley Road Baths where generations of Birmingham children have learned to swim, so it can continue to play an important role in the health and wellbeing of the local population.

Administered on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by Historic England, 142 sites are receiving support, bolstering local economies and supporting jobs across the country.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “From local churches to ancient buildings and landscapes, the UK’s unique heritage makes our towns, cities and villages stronger, more vibrant and helps bring communities together.

“This latest funding – £35 million from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund – will protect historic sites.”

Duncan Wilson, Historic England’s Chief Executive, said: “Funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund is hugely welcome at a time when the people and organisations who look after our vast and varied array of heritage urgently need support to carry out essential repairs.

“Heritage is a fragile eco-system, with an amazing cast of characters who keep our historic places alive, with specialist skills that take time to learn and experience to perfect.

“These grants will protect their livelihoods, as they use their expertise to help our heritage survive.”

None of these historic places would have been able to carry out crucial repair work during the pandemic without this support.


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