Sally-Ann is today encouraging museums, galleries, libraries, and cultural venues from across the local area to bid for part of the £16.9 million in new funding from the Museum Estate and Development Fund aimed at helping level up access to culture in England.
This cash boost will help venues to conduct maintenance work to improve building infrastructure for the benefit of visitors, staff, and their collections – helping to preserve shared culture for people from all communities to access, enjoy, and learn from.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) is contributing the extra funding for the second round of the Museum Estate and Development Fund, and venues can now enter Round Two. Bids can be made for grants between £50,000 and £5 million and over thirty museums across England were supported by the fund in its first round.
Commenting on the new funding, Sally-Ann Hart said:
“Local museums play an integral role in preserving our rich national heritage of which we should all be proud and aim to preserve for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
This extra funding will help protect and widen access to this heritage, and I would urge local museums and cultural venues across Hastings and Rye to apply now to hopefully secure their share of it.”