The British Motor Museum is delighted to announce it has been awarded £707,000 as
part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the
challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure it has a sustainable future.
The British Motor Museum is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the
country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced
on Saturday. This follows £257 million awarded earlier in the week to 1,385
organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being
administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport.
Stephen Laing, Head of Collections said "We are delighted that the Government has
given the British Motor Museum a generous award from the Culture Recovery Fund. It
will enable us to continue to look after our amazing collections, support the talented
team of people that work at the Museum and plan for the future. It will also help us to
keep welcoming visitors through the doors of the Museum in the coming months and to
share our wonderful stories with them.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden said “This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems
across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back. Through Arts Council
England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time.
Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of
organisations. These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part
of the country.”
Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said “Culture is an essential part of life
across the country, helping to support people’s wellbeing through creativity and self-
expression, bringing communities together, and fuelling our world class creative
This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced
recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring
that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis. We will continue doing
everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further
funding to be announced in the coming weeks.”