A RALLYING call has been issued for museums and galleries across Worcestershire to apply for their share of £4million.
Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston, who is also Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Civil Society, urged venues to make their requests from the Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund.
The Museum and Galleries improvement fund has supported 415 projects in the last 20 years, with a grand total of £48million invested into 350 museums across the UK.
As a tribute to the longevity and 20th year anniversary of this funding, the Wolfson Foundation is contributing extra funding to the cash boost.
The cash would enable museums and galleries to improve displays, protect existing collections and increase accessibility – enhancing the venues’ presence and their culture.
Mr Huddleston said: “We have a national cultural heritage of which we can be proud, and every community should be able to visit and appreciate the collections on their doorstep.”
He added it was a welcome opportunity and urged organisations across the county to apply.
“The Government’s extra funding, building on the £48million that has already supported 415 projects, is a welcome opportunity to widen access to the wonderful and historic collections in our museums and galleries and I urge organisations across Worcestershire to apply.”
The previous funding has majorly benefited its recipients, with increased opening hours and visitor numbers.