• Salford City Council is among more than 60 galleries, museums, libraries and cultural venues to receive the Government’s Cultural Investment Fund (CIF)
  • Awarded through the Libraries Improvement Fund (LIF) strand of the funding, this award will enable the already popular Height library to become a vibrant community hub and meeting place, accessible to all residents seven days a week.

Galleries, museums, libraries and cultural venues across the country, including Height library, are to benefit from almost £50 million of funding which will improve people’s access to the arts, safeguard cultural assets for future generations and power economic growth through culture.

Height library has been awarded a grant of £85,200 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered by Arts Council England.

Building works will include the creation of flexible meeting, events and exhibition areas, a fully accessible toilet and enhancements to the building.

They will be completed in the summer of 2022 with the aim of launching the new community hub later in the autumn.

Arts Minister Lord Parkinson said:

“Culture is the bedrock of society. It brings people together, entertains and informs us, and helps us to understand our common past and shared future.

“Today we are announcing a raft of new funding for treasured cultural institutions up and down the country.

“This will help them to continue their great work, advance our work to level up access to arts and culture so they can be enjoyed by people no matter where they live, and protect these cherished institutions for future generations to enjoy.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Council England, said:

“Our artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries are experts in making villages, towns and cities better places to live, work, visit or play. This investment means they’ll be able to help more people across England to lead happier, more creative lives”.

The Cultural Investment Fund will see £5 million invested through the Libraries Improvement Fund, which is helping transform library services in England so they can respond to the changing ways people use them.

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