Another £4.3 million in funding has been awarded to cultural venues in Greater Manchester, as the government moves to protect the stricken sector.

Following last week's initial announcement, which saw 163 organisations in our region awarded grants, an additional 32 venues in Greater Manchester have been added to the list of grantees.

This next wave of successful grant winners includes Manchester gig venues Night and Day Cafe, Yes, and Jimmy's, plus The White Hotel nightclub in Salford, Salford Arts Theatre and Hulme's radical art and cultural centre N.I.A.M.O.S.

It's part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, overseen by Arts Council England, which had already allocated £257 million to venues across the country.

The Pink Room at YES in Manchester

Now, a further £76 million has been awarded to 588 organisations nationwide, including some of Greater Manchester's most popular theatres, galleries, performance groups, and arts organisations.

According to the Music Venue Trust, it means that 89 per cent of grassroots music venues who applied for funding have been successful, which will 'substantially reduce' the challenges facing the sector.

The grants from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's can range from £50,000 up to £1 million.

The highest sum received in this tranche of funding will be £593,844 to Stretford event technology firm dbnAudile Ltd.

Further announcements from the Culture Recovery Fund - including those venues which have been awarded more than £1 million - will follow in the coming days and weeks.

Niamos Radical Arts Centre in Hulme

Jennifer Smithson, director of Night and Day, said: "We're delighted to have received support from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The grant enables us to plan for the future when we look forward to having live music back at the venue once again."

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said: "This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back.

Jimmy's old site in the Northern Quarter - it's now preparing to open in Ancoats

"Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.

"These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country."

Sarah Maxfield, area director north for Arts Council England said: "The pandemic has had a massive impact on the whole range of organisations working in the North’s cultural sector - theatres, music venues, festivals, museums and the companies who support them with technical sound, light and staging services.

"The cultural sector makes a huge contribution to The North’s economy, quality of life and communities.

"Today we are announcing much needed investment and support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to a group of organisations across the North - with more announcements in the coming weeks - providing an essential lifeline so the cultural sector can survive and come back strongly in the future."

The latest Greater Manchester venues to receive grants from the Culture Recovery Fund:

78 Sackville St Ltd - £85,000

80 HERTZ Studios - £95,000

Abandon Normal Devices - £175,000

Art with Heart CIC - £50,169

BEC Arena Ltd - £183,860

Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture - £59,514

CIT - £50,000

Clay Studio Manchester - £50,000

Decordia - £85,000

Curated Place - £150,000

dbnAudile Ltd - £593,844

Dive Bar Concept Ltd - £62,151

Fatbird live lounge - £55,000

Fusilier Museum and Learning Centre - £72,893

Gag Reflex Ltd - £74,281

Jimmy's NQ Limited - £135,000

N.i.a.m.o.s - £72,218

Neuron Pro Audio Ltd - £120,000

Night and Day Cafe Ltd - £64,745

Now Wave - £161,721

Properlymade Ltd - £50,000

Rising Stars NW CIC - £71,052

Salford Arts Theatre - £50,206

Salford Community Leisure Limited - £117,000

Soar Events Ltd - £116,232

STS Touring Productions Ltd - £163,028

TGC Concerts - £118,806

The TiPP Centre - £51,000

THE WHITE HOTEL LTD - £57,328

Ticketline Network - £508,820

Walk The Plank - £170,268

YES - £489,482