Museums Sheffield successful in bid for Arts Council England Strategic Support Funding

Oct 02 2012

We are very pleased to report that Arts Council England has today confirmed that Museums Sheffield has been successful in its bid for Strategic Support funding.

The funding, totalling £1,219,100 split over the next 2 ½ years, will help Museums Sheffield become a leaner, stronger and more resilient organisation and enables us to lay solid foundations from which to develop the business, increase income generation and sustain the service in the long term. The bid focussed on the following key areas:

• Presenting a dynamic and engaging creative programme
• Increasing digital innovation and audience engagement
• Improving access to archaeology collections
• Increasing income from retail, corporate hire and events
• Developing a major donor and corporate giving programme
• Establishing an accessible and efficient volunteering framework
• Ensuring a resilient and robust infrastructure and workforce

Kim Streets, Chief Executive of Museums Sheffield, said:

“We’re very pleased that Arts Council England is investing in Sheffield and South Yorkshire through this fund. The past few months have seen a significant reduction in our operations, and while this new funding won’t reverse those changes, it is an important part of our plan to deliver an excellent museum and gallery service which is financially sustainable.”

Full details of Arts Council England’s announcement can be found on their website


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