Department for Culture Media and Sport

dcms/wolfson museums and galleries improvement fund

The DCMS/Wolfson Fund, financed equally by Government and the Wolfson Foundation, supports projects which improve the quality of displays, public spaces, collection interpretation and disabled access in museums and galleries across England.

DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation have published a joint report which marks the achievements of this partnership Fund from 2002-2010, when awards totalling £28 million were made to eligible museums and galleries.

In February 2011, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries announced that DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation will provide jointly £8 million in the next spending period (2011-15), to be awarded in two rounds.

The first round of grants was announced on 23 January 2012. The next bidding round will be held in 2013.

About the Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that was established in 1955. It aims to support excellence, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and medicine, health, education and the arts & humanities. It awards approximately £30 million in grants annually.