The Daniel Adamson Steamship has received lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including The Danny, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the Heritage Stimulus Fund.

Daniel Adamson, a 1903-built steamship, listed as 15th on the register of National Historic Ships, is one 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.

Daniel Adamson has received funding to the value of £151,000, which will mean the 20-year volunteer-led project will be able to continue after facing a year of cancelled leisure cruises which provided much-needed income for the project and its ambitions to support the communities it comes into contact with.

The project was involved with initiatives in Cheshire, the Merseyside region and central Liverpool and was considered a valuable community asset offering a unique volunteering experience.

More than 100 volunteers are already involved in the project and now, as a result of the funding, The Danny will enable further community initiatives and provide unique training and development as part of a pivotal youth project.

New employment opportunities linked to the youth work will also be created and supported and the much-loved project, which has provided enrichment to its team for many years, will now continue for the next generation.

12 organisations, including English Heritage, Landmark Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and the Canal and River Trust, will receive £34 million from the Heritage Stimulus Fund to restart construction and maintenance on cherished heritage sites to preserve visitor attractions and protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors in the sector.


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