Published: 18th Jan 2019

Theatre Royal, Wakefield. Grimsby, Thames Estuary, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester will receive a share of £20m to invest in local culture, heritage and creative industries. The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) has been launched by the government to become ‘a catalyst for regeneration,’ with each area designing plans to strengthen the local arts sector, increase cultural access and provide greater opportunity for people to forge creative careers. The government hope the funding will create over 1,300 new jobs, benefit 2,000 people through skills training, and support more than 700 businesses. Through match-funding, an extra £17.5m will be invested across the five locations. Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: ‘Creativity, arts and heritage make our towns and cities unique and our communities better places to live. ‘The Cultural Development Fund will support tailored local plans that use culture to create jobs, boost tourism and ultimately regenerate communities. ‘This is … (To read the full article, subscribe below)