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Historic England Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Cromford Mills secures funding from the Historic England Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills were delighted to receive vital support funding from The Historic England Emergency Fund. The funding has enabled the Arkwright Society to survive the lockdown period and re-open to the public.

The lockdown had a devastating impact on the charity’s income, but the critical financial support provided by Historic England has enabled the charity to weather the worst of the pandemic and plan for the summer months with renewed confidence.

The site re-opened with extensive measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff alike. The site is COVID-secure and the measures put in place have met Visit Britain’s “Good to Go” criteria for visitor attractions, giving everyone who comes to the mill confidence that they are safe to enjoy their visit.

Simon Wallwork, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Society said: “Thanks to Historic England, Cromford Mills and the Arkwright Society can plan for the future with far greater certainty than seemed possible at the start of the lockdown period.”

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