Heritage Lottery Funding – The Harris Project

January 16, 2019

Preston City Council is proud to announce that the Harris has received initial National Lottery support* for the ambitious Re-Imagining the Harris project. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to establish the Harris as the UK’s first blended museum, art gallery and library. Having recently celebrated its 125th birthday the Harris aims to be a centre for Preston’s cultural and social life, a source of inspiration, pride and creativity for the next 125 years.

Development funding of £180,900 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council to progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant in 2020 that, if successful, will enable the full realisation of the Harris project. The total bid of £4.7million will support a £10.7million project, which is backed by £3.6million of funding in place from both Councils, the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, Arts Council England and local supporters. This will be further enhanced by the recently launched #HarrisYourPlace public fundraising campaign.

This is an extract from the full article which can be seen here – https://www.prestonguildcity.co.uk/blogs/preston-guild-blog/2019/1/heritage-lottery-funding-awarded-re-imagining-harris-project?