Funding of £4 million for museums and galleries announced in partnership with DCMS

Funding of £4 million for museums and galleries announced in partnership with DCMS

March 2016

The Wolfson Foundation has announced the renewal of its successful funding partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Funding of £4 million will be made available for refurbishment work at museums and galleries across England.

The grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in museums and galleries. The new funding will allow institutions across the country to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.

The partnership has committed £39 million and funded 336 projects throughout England since the Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund was created in 2001.

Museums and galleries will be invited to submit bids for capital funding from May 2016.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said:

Our national and local museums and galleries are among the best in the world and this fund is an important contribution to their continued success.

The partnership with Wolfson is a much-valued source of support for the sector and a fantastic example of what can be achieved when public funds are matched with private philanthropy.

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation said:

We are very pleased to renew this successful partnership with government, which has allowed hundreds of museums and galleries across England to refurbish their spaces, providing better experiences for those visiting their wonderful collections.

The Wolfson Foundation’s focus is on excellence, and this programme exemplifies what can be achieved when public funding and private philanthropy work together to support the museums sector.

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