Local MP and former Culture Minister, Dame Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the news that Gosport’s Diving Museum is set to benefit by £237,120 from the Government’s Capital Investment Programme.
66 organisation across England will receive a share of £22.7 million in extra investment to upgrade their buildings and equipment post-pandemic, improve access, take advantage of new technology, and reduce their environmental impact
The Capital Investment Programme has awarded grants which range from £100,000 to £750,000 over 2021-22 and 2022-23.
Projects from Barrow-in-Furness to the Isles of Scilly will receive extra investment, as the Conservative Government delivers on its commitment to Level Up access to culture across the country.
The investment builds on the Culture Recovery Fund package, which has already provided £1.57 billion to more than 5,000 organisations and sites across the country, protecting an estimated 75,000 jobs and supporting almost 100,000 freelancers – and now the Conservative Government is going further.
Commenting, Caroline said:
“Following the pandemic, our cultural sector will benefit greatly from extra investment to upgrade their buildings and facilities, including organisations across the Gosport Constituency as they continue to bounce back.
“I welcome the funding for the Diving Museum which will support them to invest in equipment and new technology, upgrade their cultural offer and helping them serve our community.
“It’s vital to invest in our cultural infrastructure to secure its future and widening access to the arts, so that everyone can continue to enjoy England’s world class creative offer.”