Details of more than 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover has been announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Amongst these organisations are several which support aviation heritage projects.
The Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial is due to recieve £197,500 and is joined by Solway Aviation Society Ltd (£17,000), Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre Ltd (£40,300), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Ltd (£14,100), The Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust (£57,800), Brooklands Museum (£432,000) and The British Rotorcraft Museum & Avon Air Collection Ltd (£15,900).
The World War One Aviation Heritage Trust which often supports aviation events at Stow Maries Aerodrome and Old Warden with its collection of reproduction aircraft has been granted £8,600. The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, home to Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ and the East Kirkby Airshow has received £93,300.