Cultural Recovery Fund Announcement!

We are pleased announce that we have been awarded £33,750 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

We were just one among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund.

This award will help support us as we continue to move towards opening our new museum later this year in what will be a very different landscape.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country  in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:

“Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced.

Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead."

Petersfield Museum Director, Dan McWilliam, said:

''Receiving this grant is an amazing opportunity that allows us as an organisation to continue to prepare for the opening of our new museum later this year. We are very grateful to the Heritage Recovery Fund for this support and are looking forward to welcoming visitors very soon.''