The Silverstone Experience wins £785k funding to help it reopen after pandemic

Venue is one of three cultural and heritage sites in the Buckingham constituency to receive Covid recovery grants

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:26 pm
Lewis Hamilton and Prince Harry at The Silverstone Experience in March 2020

Buckingham MP Greg Smith has welcomed the announcement that Buckingham constituency will receive £2,364,418 from the government's #hereforculture drive to support cultural organisations and businesses as they reopen and recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Silverstone Experience will receive £785,700, with the remainder going to Lloyd Live Design Ltd in Long Crendon and Energy Generator Hire Limited in Kimblewick.

Across England, more than 2,700 cultural heritage organisations are set to receive a total of £400 million in grants to help them reopen.

Prince Harry and Lewis Hamilton at The Silverstone Experience in March 2020

Greg Smith said: “The past year has had a devastating impact on cultural and heritage organisations in Buckinghamshire, so it is fantastic news that £2,364,418 is being provided to support these most valued organisations.

“I’m really excited that as we set out on our cautious roadmap to reopening up this sector, we’ll soon be able to enjoy these extraordinary institutions once again, and I’m delighted that the support is being put in place to help them thrive in the future.”