Blackpool Museum Secures Major Heritage Lottery Fund Support
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has granted Blackpool Council with a £1.24m funding boost towards the development of a museum in the resort’s grade II*-listed Winter Gardens.
Austin-Smith:Lord was amongst the team that supported Blackpool Council with the HLF application by producing a fantastic feasibility study gaining the stage 1 funding.
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has chosen to support this exciting project. We know that they had many applications to consider and I am over the moon that they saw the potential in our proposal.”
This project aims to create a brand new museum telling ‘The Blackpool Story’.
There will now be a development phase of 18 months at the end of which Blackpool Council will submit a second-round application to the HLF for the Delivery Phase of the project.