Weston Culture Fund gives £30m to 100 UK cultural organisations 4 Feb 2021

The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced 100 recipients who share £30m from the Weston Culture Fund, designed to provide support to cultural organisations through Covid-19. Museums and galleries who received support include Derby Museums (£203k), Wallace Collection (£205k), Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books (£160k), National Maritime Museum, Cornwall (£117k) and Birmingham Museums Trust (£590k). Garfield Weston increased the value of the fund from £25m to £30m, but was nevertheless able to support only 20% of applications which amounted to £128m. It praised the ‘ingenuity and solidarity’ of the sector, and encouraged unsuccessful applicants to explore its other funding streams. Garfield Weston, M + H, Art Newspaper, Garfield Weston (other funding streams)