Kemi Badenoch, MP for the Saffron Walden constituency is encouraging museums, galleries, libraries, and cultural venues across Chelmsford and Uttlesford to bid for a share of £16.9 million in new funding from the Museum Estate and Development Fund to level up access to culture in our communities.
This cash boost will help museums to conduct maintenance work to improve their building infrastructure for the benefit of visitors, staff, and their collections – preserving our shared culture for communities to enjoy across the country.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is contributing the extra funding for the second round of the Museum Estate and Development Fund.
Museums and galleries benefitting from the Fund’s investments have improved access for communities to their local history. Funding awarded has helped to complete structural work, prevent flooding, and increase public access, so that more people can visit their collections and enjoy our national heritage.
Commenting, Mrs Badenoch said:
“We have a rich national heritage showcased in our local museums, of which we can all be proud, and we must preserve them for future generations to enjoy. I recently visited Saffron Walden Museum and it was great to see collections so closely linked to the area.
“The Government’s extra £16.9 million in funding from the Museum Estate and Development Fund will protect and widen access to the historic collections in our museums and galleries. I urge museums and cultural venues across the constituency to apply.”