AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what measures have been taken to allocate the £33 million support package for arts and culture. [Priority Written]

Minister of Finance: At the Executive meeting on 24th September 2020, the Executive agreed to allocate £29 million to DfC for cultural recovery. Given that the Executive previously allocated £4 million for the Cultural Resilience Fund, it means that an additional £33 million has been allocated to the sector.

While it is for the executive to determine how funding received through the Barnett formula is used, in this instance the funding provided is equivalent to the full £33 million Barnett consequential.