Fuel Theatre to receive grant from latest round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Posted on: 19th November 2021

We’re delighted to announce that we are to receive £102,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. We’re among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards.

This award will be instrumental in helping us support artists to enable them to share their artistic vision. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our live programme, resulting in a considerable financial loss. This grant will support us as we build up our live programme and continue to tour exciting and adventurous work to diverse audiences across the UK and beyond. It will also support our work with artists to produce bold digital programming through our recently launched streaming platform Fuel Digital.

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.


Fuel Theatre’s Artistic Director, Kate McGrath said: 

 “We are very grateful to DCMS and Arts Council England for providing Fuel with vital financial support at this time.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve continued to commission and produce work created by extraordinary and inspiring artists, both professional and non-professional, in collaboration with partners and communities across the UK from Inverness to Cornwall and internationally from Mexico City to Bangalore. We’ve also worked collectively with colleagues across the cultural sector, both within organisations and freelance, to advocate for and improve the work we do and how we do it. This Cultural Recovery Fund grant enables us to support artists and freelancers, and to reach audiences nationwide and beyond.”

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”.