A new £250 million Culture Investment Fund has been launched by the Government to support local libraries, museums and cultural projects.
The aim of the Fund is to support regional and local cultural projects that drive local growth within the community and that can provide support to young people.
Of the £250 million, £125 million will be invested in museums and libraries where money will help with major infrastructure and maintenance work as well as upgrading buildings and technology.
£90 million will extend the Cultural Development Fund which uses culture and heritage to drive local and regional growth.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be releasing further information soon informing local organisations and stakeholders how they can bid for funding.
Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan said:
“Creative and cultural institutions are at the heart of our communities. The Cultural Investment Fund is the Government’s biggest ever single investment in cultural infrastructure, local museums and neighbourhood libraries and will benefit communities across the country.
“This will help drive growth, rejuvenate high streets and attract tourists to our world-class cultural attractions.”
Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, commented:
“Our culture and heritage is a proud part of our community and something that often brings us together. Gosport has a number of important cultural sites and museums, as well as our local libraries, that are important spaces for residents.
“I am pleased that the Government are investing to ensure they can continued to be enjoyed by us and future generations. I shall be writing to our local stakeholders encouraging them to bid when further information has been released.”