Great news for Jack Up The Summer Event
We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to announce that we have been awarded lifeline funding thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure our much-loved festival, Jack Up The Summer, has a bright and sustainable future.
This funding will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality affordable, locally accessible, life-affirming musical entertainment, enabling people of all ages to enjoy the festival experience, whilst making a positive contribution to our Island community.
As a completely independent, homegrown Island event, our ethos has always been to invest in local services and skills whilst giving back to charities and good causes. At this challenging time for the cultural sector, such support will be vital in securing employment opportunities for the huge ecosystem surrounding our festival and all the very many local businesses, freelancers and creatives involved in staging it.
This application was a considerable undertaking for our small team and words cannot express what a massive boost it has given us as we continue to diligently plan, with renewed positivity, for the safe return of this year’s retro festival, 6-8th August. In being awarded this contribution towards project costs, Jack Up The Summer has been recognised as a culturally significant event to the Island; which we find incredibly humbling.
We wish to thank the Island’s MP, IW Chamber of Commerce and Visit Isle of Wight for their support throughout the past year and we will continue to work together with other Island events as we collectively embark upon the road to recovery.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us, believed in us and been a part of our journey for the past 8 years!
Jack Up The Summer is one of over 2,700 cultural and creative organisations in England, and 11 organisations on the Isle of Wight to receive support from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund, the Culture
Secretary has announced today. The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute. The fund was set up to help protect arts, culture and heritage organisations, to save jobs and help the sector’s recovery.
Event Organiser Sarah Moss