Hull's museums will host a series of fun craft activities during the Easter holidays.
The grants will be used for a variety of events, programmes and engagement with local communities.

Humber Museums Partnership announce £18,300 in grants for local organisations

Heritage organisations from across the region have benefited from £18,300 in grants from the Humber Museums Partnership.

In Hull, the Carnegie Centre will use funding to share its R38 Airship collection with a wider audience.

The Humber Museums Partnership has announced the first beneficiaries of its grant programme. In total, £21,000 is set to be issued to local organisations across Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

Projects include new exhibitions, oral history, collection conservation, digital content sharing and educational engagement with communities. All projects will engage new audiences with hidden stories.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said:

“The Humber Museums Partnership was invaluable during lockdown as it allowed residents all over the region to access and enjoy some of our fantastic exhibitions online.

“These grants will allow local organisations to continue to create enjoyable and informative exhibitions for our local communities.”

The four recipients are Carnegie Centre, Hull, Burton Constable Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hedon Museum, East Riding of Yorkshire and The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, North Lincolnshire.

Liz Shepherd, chair of trustees at the Carnegie Centre , said: “This grant will allow the findings and collections of the R38 Airship memorabilia that the Carnegie Heritage Centre has collected to be seen by a much wider audience.”

Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted that some of our independent museums in the East Riding are receiving grants from the Humber Museums Partnership and Arts Council England. These grants will help to engage visitors with the exciting collections and the hidden stories of the Humber region.”

The grants programme is part of the Humber Museums Partnership commitment to regional independent museums and heritage organisations, supported by Arts Council England.

The Humber Museums Partnership is a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council.