More than £230,000 of Government funding support for Aerospace Bristol has been welcomed by South Gloucestershire Council.

Aerospace Bristol, the South Gloucestershire-based aerospace museum and home of the last Concorde to ever fly has been awarded a £233,870 grant through the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, supporting arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England to stay afloat throughout the Covid pandemic.

To date the fund has already provided more than £1.7million across South Gloucestershire.

Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “I am delighted to see the ongoing support for the nation’s proud culture sector and that the Government has identified Aerospace Bristol in this latest round of the Culture Recovery Fund, providing vital aid to this standout local attraction which showcases South Gloucestershire’s incredible aviation history.”

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”