18 December 2017
DCMS Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund Launches New Round
A new £4 million funding round will open to applications in spring 2018.
Arts Minister John Glen has announced today (13 December) that a new £4 million round of the DCMS Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund will open in spring 2018.
Museums and galleries across England will be able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access.
Since the fund was established in 2001, ten application rounds have helped fund 343 renovation and improvement projects at 107 museum groups and galleries. The 11th round is currently underway and is supporting an additional 39 museums.
Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation said:
“This programme demonstrates how philanthropy and government can work fruitfully together in partnership and we are grateful to DCMS for matching our funding. The range and quality of collections in our museums and galleries is one of the great cultural assets of this country. The aim of the Fund is to create even better visitor experiences for those viewing these wonderful collections. These are projects that are often difficult to fund from other sources, and we are delighted to be continuing our investment.”
Applicants will be able to apply for this new funding round when it opens in spring 2018.
An announcement of successful grants is expected next December.