MORE than £10 million has been granted to venues and creative organisations in the second round of "invaluable" government funding to support the arts' recovery amid Covid-19.

A total of £10,313,072 has been awarded to 82 organisations in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex from the Culture Recovery Fund.

The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust received £370,000, while Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival received £470,500 and Brighton Pride was granted £264,370.

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Venues including the Hope and Ruin, the Old Market and Concorde 2 also benefited from the fund, as well as the Volk's bar and nightclub, the Pipeline and Komedia.

The Argus: The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust received £370,000The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust received £370,000

They were among more than 2,700 organisations nationally to receive nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.

The second tranche of funding comes after grants were awarded last year to support the survival of 3,800 cultural organisations and heritage sites across the country.

The latest grants will support museums, theatres, performance venues, historic sites and cinemas as they reopen to audiences and visitors throughout the spring and summer.

The Argus: Komedia was "delighted and relieved" to receive £123,500Komedia was "delighted and relieved" to receive £123,500

Paul Musselwhite, managing director at Komedia, said he was "delighted and relieved" the venue has been awarded £123,500.

He said: "Venues like us up and down the country have had the most difficult year and we still face a long road to recovery.

"This support will help us to return safely whilst providing a much-needed cultural offering for our great city."

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan said the funding for Komedia was "great news" for the city.

He said: "It means that it can continue to be the hub for both established comedy as well as nurturing new talent."

The Argus: Brighton DomeBrighton Dome

Andrew Comben, chief executive of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, described the funding as "invaluable" as this year's festival is set to go ahead in May.

He said: "Since last year’s cancellation and with the continued closure of Brighton Dome, it’s been hard to imagine that we’d be able to look forward to this moment.

“This funding will allow us to support our music services as students return to lessons in person and to present a festival that works with local artists, community organisations and a range of creative professionals who are all committed to and excited about coming back.

The Argus: Concorde 2 received £115,000 from the second round of the fundConcorde 2 received £115,000 from the second round of the fund

"We are enormously proud to be in a city that believes in the value of the arts, both economically and socially, and to have such loyal audiences who we know want the arts to thrive and survive beyond the pandemic.”

The funding has been welcomed by actors and arts patrons Dame Judi Dench, Dame Julie Walters, Stephen Fry and Hugh Bonneville.

Here is the full list of organisations which received funding in Brighton, Hove and East Sussex:

Brighton and Hove

13 Artists Ltd - £390,863

201 Dance Company - £26,495

Andi Watson Design Ltd - £91,690

ARA Productions Ltd - £41,324

Brighton Dome and Festival Limited - £470,500

Brighton Early Music Festival - £50,346

Brighton Fringe Ltd - £143,891

Brighton Marina Studios - £35,435

Brighton Pride - £264,370

C3 Productions - £79,786

Concorde2 Limited - £115,000

Creative Future Ltd - £29,759

Culture24 - £101,235

E3 Production Ltd - £60,000

Extraordinary Expeditions Limited - £251,470

Fabrica - £62,157

Fat Poppadaddys Ltd - £79,275

FMLY Agency Ltd - £94,113

Ground Up Media Ltd - £34,218

Hope and Ruin - £10,637

Jamm Hot Ltd - £150,000

Komedia Ltd - £123,500

Latest Bars Ltd - £49,259

Library Productions Ltd - £26,000

Little Green Pig - £28,162

Long Nose Puppets Ltd - £15,400

LOOKOUT Brighton CIC - £34,173

Lout Events Ltd - £78,853

Marlborough Theatre Productions Ltd - £38,000

Mckeown Events Ltd - £92,644

Melanie Brown Impressive PR Limited - £30,310

Murmuration Arts Production CIC - £37,000

New Writing South - £73,100

Nick Barnes Puppets - £27,990

ONCA Trust Ltd - £37,000

Ooosh Tours Ltd - £29,347

Otherplace Productions Ltd - £152,451

Paramount Artists Limited - £286,747

Phoenix Brighton - £57,780

Polly Barker Productions Ltd - £25,167

Puppets with GUTS - £27,222

Renegade Lighting Design - £295,774

Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust - £370,000

Select Security and Stewarding Ltd - £156,316

Smart Power Ltd - £90,606

Spymonkey - £68,871

St James Events Ltd - £54,715

The Albert Ltd - £160,000

The Brighton and Hove Studio LTD - £52,873

The Dream Engine International Ltd - £89,894

The Old Market - £179,888

The Pipeline - £25,500

Vervacity Ltd - £159,200

Volk's Bar and Club - £218,750

Whiskey Bravo Productions Ltd - £46,000

Windmill Young Actors CIC - £26,069


Devonshire Collective - £33,702

Eastbourne Borough Council - £1,871,262

Tempest Property Holdings Ltd - £183,196

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre - £93,457

Towner Art Gallery - £70,250


Barefoot Opera - £37,397

Hastings Contemporary - £209,000

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition - £71,060

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery - £225,515

Home Live Art - £26,570

MSL Projects - £60,000

Project Art Works - £183,500

Soundcastle - £32,040

St Mary in the Castle - £44,239

Sweet and Dandy - £29,920


Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft - £49,000

So Sussex - £10,000


18 Hours Ltd - £36,485

De La Warr Pavilion - £325,000


Farleys House and Gallery Ltd - £85,000

Feral Peacock Ltd - £240,600

Frontier Fireworks Limited - £74,531

Lost Dog Dance - £34,841

Nomad Trading (into the Wild arts festival) - £46,500

Sussex Events Ltd - £25,228

The Charleston Trust (Bloomsbury in Sussex) - £367,654