Arts Council England (ACE) has awarded over £22.7 million to a total of 66 cultural organizations in England under its capital investment scheme.

The funding, for which applications closed in December 2021, was open to an England-based cultural non-profit organization with capital ranging from £100,000 to £750,000.

Those receiving grants in the Museums category are the Brunel Museum, National Holocause Center and Museum, Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum and Historical Diving Society.

Funding has also been provided to the East End Women’s Museum, Firstsite, Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library through Preston City Council and Isles of Scilly Council, which plans to establish a new museum and cultural center in its refurbished town hall. and received a maximum grant of £750,000.

The eight museum projects have received a total of £3.3million.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said of the funding: “World-class creativity and culture needs a resilient and sustainable infrastructure to allow it to flourish.

“With these investments in the buildings, equipment and digital systems of cultural organizations across England, we are helping to secure the future of this infrastructure and ensure that people in all parts of the country can continue to enjoy all the benefits it offers for years. to come.”


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