THE Towner, Printers Playhouse and Hippdrome Theatre have all received new government funding today.

The money has come from the Culture Recovery Fund.

The Hippodrome gets £188,744.

The Towner gets £140,500.

Printers Playhouse gets £83,672.

1385 English organisations receiving funds in the first wave of funding from the UK government and the Arts Council.

According to the Arts Council, 31 per cent of all grants (constituting 34 per cent of funding) went to organisations in London, with 14 per cent going to the south East. 12 per cent went to the “North West”.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “These places and projects are cultural beacons the length and breadth of the country – from the Beamish museum in County Durham to the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Bristol Old Vic.

“This unprecedented investment in the arts is proof this government is here for culture, with further support to come in the days and weeks ahead so that the culture sector can bounce back strongly.”

Further grants and loans are expected to be announced shortly. It is currently unknown what proportion of applicants were accepted or rejected, with the Arts Council, set to distribute the funds, having to apologise following a week’s delay.