Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Grimsby Minster and the Time Trap Museum receive lifeline grants from Culture Recovery Fund

Church, arts and cultural civic leaders, are celebrating grant funding of almost £250,000 for Grimsby Minster and the Town Hall’s ‘Time Trap’ museum.

The venues are two of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

445 organisations will share £103 million to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector.

Grimsby Minster has been awarded £182,900 with the Time Trap museum getting a further £60,000.

For the Minster, this represents a real boost for the dedicated team, which has dealt with the building’s temporary closure over the last few months. Now open again and with work to St James’ Square well underway, it hopes to see a much brighter 2021.

A Minster spokesperson said: “Like so many other public buildings, the majority of 2020 has been extremely hard for us here. The Minster prides itself upon being here for the people of our town, sharing in both their joy and their sadness. This money is so valuable to us and will enable to us to look at next year with renewed optimism.

“We’ve been delighted to work with the local authority in seeking and celebrating this grant support. Partnerships with the local public, private and voluntary sectors are key to the Minster’s mission and we link arms with all who share our concerns and aspirations for the wellbeing of the local community.”

Thanking the Minster team for all its hard work, The Venerable Mark Steadman, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey, said: “The Minster is a terrific building and one that stands proudly to represent the people of Grimsby. I’m hugely appreciative of the work that everyone has done to get to this point, and they have my continued support.”

Still closed in the wake of the pandemic, Grimsby Town Hall’s Town Trap Museum is contained within the building’s former police cells. Opened in the 1990s, visitors are taken on a journey to uncover the town’s past with exhibits including treasured artefacts and displays charting its growth. The grant will be used to make the attraction Covid-secure and to help develop a business plan for future growth.

Both grant funds offer further support to the work taking place under the umbrella brand of Grimsby Creates – the Cultural Development Fund-supported programme to encourage the participation in, and appreciation of, arts and culture across North East Lincolnshire. The Our Haven project is already underway with cultural work taking place as part of major improvements in Garth Lane and St James’ Square. Both lie within the town’s Heritage Action Zone, (HAZ).

North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet member for heritage, Cllr Callum Procter, said: “It is wonderful to see these funding awards for two very different projects and buildings, but both of which share a common goal of attracting visitors to some of Grimsby’s finest buildings and assisting in the preservation of our heritage.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.


Latest posts

The Collection Museum secures arts funding to help digital learning

The Collection Museum has secured £35,000 from the Respond and Reimagine Art Fund grant to help develop more online learning resources. The funding from Art...

Lincolnshire’s Coronavirus cases pass 46,000

The number of Coronavirus cases across the county has passed 46,000. As of Sunday 24 January, a total of 46,163 cases have been reported across...

Work begins on Skegness Esplanade transformation

Improvements to Skegness Esplanade put forward by the Connected Coast Board have been started with accelerated funding from the Government. As part of the Towns...

How to be an amazing best man: our guide

If you have been asked to be a best man for one of your closest friends or a family member, we know what an...

Events programme revealed as Gainsborough restoration project gets underway

The team working on the £1.96m restoration of Gainsborough town centre has launched a programme of events for 2021. As well as a series of...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.