A fundraising campaign established to supports Dundee’s leading independent cultural organisations is over two thirds of the way to achieving its target.
Led by V&A Dundee, the £1 million Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund was launched to help the city’s cultural economic recovery after the financial impact of Covid-19.
The campaign launched on August 20 and will raise money for Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Heritage Trust, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Science Centre, and V&A Dundee.
So far the fund has raised £355,000 in donations, bringing the total to £710,000 with match funding from The Northwood Charitable Trust.
The Northwood Charitable Trust, the Thomson family’s private charitable organisation, has offered £500,000 to the campaign as a challenge fund, to match other contributions pound-for-pound.
Shona Robison MSP for Dundee City East said: “I welcome and applaud V&A Dundee for establishing the Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund. This fund will be a significant contribution towards Dundee’s economic and cultural recovery from COVID-19, and V&A Dundee has shown strong leadership and initiative by championing this cause.
“To have already reached over £700,000 is a fantastic achievement, and I commend all who have supported and donated to this campaign so far.”
Contributions have been made by the Leng Charitable Trust, Mathew Trust, RJ Larg Family Trust, the Lethendy Charitable Trust, Tay Charitable Trust, MHA Henderson Loggie, Young family, and Morris and Joyce Leslie.
£200,000 had already been received from private donors including Tim Allan and Alasdair Locke.
To donate to the Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund contact email@example.com
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