19 January 2023
Harriett Baldwin welcomes Levelling Up Fund grant for Malvern Theatres

Harriett Baldwin welcomes levelling up funding for Malvern Theatres which will help to level up drama opportunities across our part of the west midlands and she encourages other bids that were not successful to keep trying in future funding rounds.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Culture, drama and theatre are very much among the UK’s great soft power assets. West Worcestershire is in the heart of the midlands, which is why I am thrilled that Malvern Theatres has been awarded nearly £20 million to level up drama opportunities across that part of the west midlands. I say to colleagues who were not successful this time around that we were not successful last time. We took on board the feedback and improved the bid, and now we have been successful. Keep on asking, is what I say to the other bids.

The Minister of State, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (Lucy Frazer)

I thank my hon. Friend for her wise advice. Culture is very important and I am very pleased that we are levelling up in her area.