Cartmel Priory has received a massive financial boost.

Just under £70,000 has been sent to the priory from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Grade 1 listed church has lost income because of fewer visitors.

This has been felt across South Cumbria as well.

The Culture Recovery Fund is a £1.57 billion fund.

It was set up in July by the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport.

£880 million is allocated as grants, whereas £270 million is assigned to repayable finance.