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Cultural Development: Grants

Volume 716: debated on Monday 11 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what grants were given to organisations in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in 2007 and 2008 for cultural development. [HL659]

Cultural development can be funded by central government, their agencies and local government. No record of local government investment is held centrally. No specific grant for cultural development was awarded to Sefton Metropolitan Council by the Arts Council in 2007-08 or 2008-09.

The National Lottery has, however, supported hundreds of projects in the area providing community benefits in the heritage, sport, arts and culture sectors. Residents of the borough have also benefited from government support for Liverpool '08 Capital of Culture events, which were widely praised for being one of the most inclusive of such events held in the culture sector.