Museum Funding Success
Christmas has come early for Diss Museum with its biggest funding success.
South Norfolk District Council has granted £21,500 for repairs to The Shambles building in the Market Place.
The museum had already raised over £16,000 with the help of Diss Town Council, the Surveyors Allotments Charity, events, a donation by the Friends, legacies and other sources.
The capital grant application to SNDC was put together by trustees chairman the Reverend Frank Howard and manager Basil Abbott.
25 organisations had applied for the £100,000 available.
10 of these were short-listed, with Mr. Howard putting the case for Diss Museum at a meeting at South Norfolk House.
Gaining the full amount means that the museum can undertake major work on problems with damp, the roof, guttering, re-decoration and repair of the marble frontage.
This work will commence if permissions from the County Council and the Town Council and Listed Building Consent are obtained.
The grant comes just weeks after the award-winning museum gained Accreditation from the Arts Council.