Discover England Fund: North East

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered at on 21 March 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the Discover England Fund has been allocated to (a) the North East, (b) Country Durham and (c) Easington constituency since that fund was established.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Discover England Fund is a three year grant programme. Organisations are invited to apply and funding is allocated on merit.

A fund recipient, Heritage Cities are working on augmented reality heritage content in Durham Cathedral. UK Countryside Tours are organising tours throughout England, including in the North East. A number of other national thematic projects will benefit the whole of England.

A second round of successful projects will be announced in the summer.

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