Letter: Lottery may still fund Globe trust

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The Independent Online
Sir: The Arts Council has deferred a decision on an application from the Shakespeare Globe Trust for funding from the National Lottery. The application has not been rejected, as was stated in your front page story "Lottery fund snub for Disneyland Globe" (20 September).

The council has asked for more information about the application for pounds 12.4m as part of a pounds 29m project. More work needs to be done to ensure that the council's conditions of funding are met.

This deferral should in no way be seen as a rejection of the application. At the heart of this project is an inspiring and important vision.

Yours faithfully,


The Arts Council

of England

London, SW1

20 September