Our Round 2 bid for £800,000 was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on 28th February.
Following many hours of hard work by the project team, the application form with 97 supporting documents is now being considered for grant funding for the 'delivery' phase of the project.
In July 2017, we heard the fantastic news that HLF had approved our application for the 'development' stage of the project, awarding £150,000 for the detail of the project to be developed. At this stage, there was also an indication of further support for our bid of £800,000 for phase 2.
We should hear the outcome of our Round 2 bid at the end of June 2018. In the meantime, we are still working hard on various aspects of the project, including developing a wide variety of community activities, additional fundraising and reviewing the museum stores to identify items for display in the new facility.