Following an application by Southampton Cultural Development Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation announced a grant of £200,000 in support of SeaCity Museum. We are delighted, and very grateful, to have received this generous award from the Foundation towards the Museum, which is in recognition of the importance of regional museums to local communities and to the stature of Southampton as an international maritime centre.
Councillor Warwick Payne, cabinet member for Leisure Services has said:
“This generous contribution to Seacity is most welcome and will help ensure the museum builds on its successful launch to become a real focus for the emerging cultural quarter in Southampton’s city centre.”
It is extremely encouraging, and gives invaluable momentum to the Trust’s work in raising funds for the next stages of the development of the Cultural Quarter.
Stephen Boyce, Chairman,
Southampton Cultural Development Trust
The Cultural Quarter builds on already strong arts and heritage activity in and around Southampton. The Trust is working with a wide range of partner organisations and venues including: