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We are no longer directly funding Cultural Facilities projects through Biffa Award, this will be done through our relationship with the Association of Independent Museums

It is vital that communities have links with their cultural identity and heritage. It is possible to transform people’s lives through the educational benefits that cultural facilities can deliver.

As its primary purpose, a cultural facility will offer public access for recreation, interest and education. It might be a theatre, gallery, museum, concert hall, arts or heritage centre, lighthouse or a windmill, open to the public for published periods each year, and attracting tourists or day visitors. The facility should be inclusive and inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation.

The local communities that benefit should be able to enjoy and engage with the collections, exhibits or performances taking place within such institutions as often as possible.