The cash shall be used to pay for restore work to the ballroom’s plasterwork ceiling.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden mentioned: “The Blackpool Tower Ballroom has been an iconic house for British dance for greater than a century.
“The Culture Recovery Fund will assist restore this stunning ballroom in order that it may be loved for generations to come back.”
“It is a city steeped in ballroom dance historical past and someplace everybody hopes to bop sooner or later.
“For me, I received my three British Professional Latin Championships in Blackpool, titles that I cherish.
“I’m overjoyed to study of the Government’s funding to assist within the restoration of considered one of Blackpool’s historic ballrooms, all of which home the reminiscences and historical past of the ballroom dance trade.”
Duncan Wilson, chief govt of heritage organisation Historic England, mentioned: “Blackpool Tower Ballroom has performed a massively vital position within the historical past and widespread tradition of our nation for over 125 years, as a landmark in British seaside structure and tourism, to the particular place it holds within the nation’s coronary heart as the long-lasting venue for TV’s Strictly Come Dancing.
“In these difficult occasions, our shared heritage is extra essential than ever.
“This important funding will permit important repairs to happen, proving employment for expert craft employees and making certain that we protect this much-loved ballroom for everybody to take pleasure in, each now and sooner or later.”