Arts Council England (ACE) has awarded more than £22.7m to a total of 66 cultural organisations in England as part of its Capital Investment Programme.

The funding, for which applications closed in December 2021, opened to not-for-profit cultural organisation based in England with capital ranging from £100,000 to £750,000.

Those receiving grants in the Museums category are The Brunel Museum, The National Holocause Centre and Museum, Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum, and Historical Diving Society.

Funding has also been awarded to East End Women’s Museum, Firstsite, The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library via Preston City Council and to The Council of the Isles of Scilly, which plans to create a new museum and cultural centre in its redeveloped Town Hall and received a maximum grant of £750,000.

The eight museum projects received a total of £3.3m.

​​Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said of the funding: “World class creativity and culture needs a resilient and sustainable infrastructure to allow it to flourish.

“With these investments in the buildings, equipment and digital systems of cultural organisations across England, we are helping to secure the future of that infrastructure, and making sure that people from every part of the country can continue enjoying all the benefits it delivers for years to come.”

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