Great Dixter receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Great Dixter is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive an important financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

We have been awarded a grant of £190,600 which we will use for a range of initiatives to help us change the way we work and allow us to adapt some of our facilities for the future.

The house at Great dixter taken from the Peacock garden by Claire Takacs

“The Heritage Lottery Fund has played an important role in Great Dixter’s survival since the formation of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. They have been extraordinarily supportive and sensitive to our needs, and none more so than during these uncertain times. Without them many organisations like ours could be looking at operating at a much reduced level. We are, in this Nation, indeed very privileged to have such a compassionate organisation as theirs.”

“The Culture Recovery Fund has enabled us to extend this year’s opening to the end of November allowing visitors to experience Dixter’s autumnal beauty and rich biodiversity in a safe and controlled environment.”

– Fergus Garrett

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