Philip Dunne MP has welcomed to the Government's investment of £241,950 in libraries in South Shropshire as part of the Cultural Investment Fund.
Beneficiaries of the fund include more than 70 museums, cultural venues, and public libraries across England, safeguarding local collections for local communities and levelling up these important venues.
The fund which totals more than £200 million was launched in 2019, is made-up of three separate streams: the Cultural Development Fund. the Libraries Improvement Fund, and the Museum Estate and Development Fund. It is designed to protect and improve people's access to culture, level up local cultural venues, and use investment to promote economic growth.
Commenting Philip Dunne said: “I am pleased Shropshire libraries will receive £241,950 from the Government's Cultural Investment Fund. I know how important our libraries are across South Shropshire help our communities access books and online learning”.
Commenting Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said:“This investment will help to level up access to arts and culture for everyone no matter where they live.
Culture helps us create lifelong memories with families and friends, provides entertainment and joy, allows us to explore the world around us in new and exciting ways. It can also boost tourism, support local business, and drive local economic growth.
This funding will support brilliant arts organisations to upgrade their venues and create new projects that will be at the heart of their communities”.