Third round Cultural Recovery Funding for Brooklands Museum

19 November 2021

Brooklands Museum to receive £432,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

  • Brooklands Museum among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund
  • This award will help Brooklands Museum to continue to inspire people to shape the future through their heritage of innovation and endeavour and will be used to prepare for 2022

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country, including Brooklands Museum, in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Brooklands Museum in Weybridge Surrey has been awarded a grant of £432,000 and is planning to use the fund to maintain operations and continue to provide an award-winning visitor experience. The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

CEO and Museum Director Tamalie Newbery, said:

"The support from the Cultural Recovery Fund has enabled Brooklands Museum to survive the financial impact of the pandemic. The many, many people who care about Brooklands and the work the Museum does in its community are extremely grateful for this third tranche of support. It is vital to organisations like ours that rely on visitor income and donations. We were delighted to see visitors returning to the Museum over the summer, however support is still greatly needed for the coming months and this award will help to bridge the gap.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.