The College’s £2.6 million Stage 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful. The bid submission is to help fund a new lift access to the Playfair Museum and reorganisation of the internal Museum layout. Total cost is £4.2 million.
While a Stage 1 pass does not mean automatic acceptance of the proposals at Stage 2, it is a very strong indication of the HLF’s likely acceptance of the scheme. A £167,000 development grant from the Lottery will contribute toward fully costed proposals for the programme. It is expected to submit these to the Heritage Lottery in mid-2013, which would allow work to commence early in 2014.
RCSEd’s Director of Development and Appeals, Stuart Armstrong said: “Because of the size of our bid, the application went to the HLF National Board in competition with other bids from around the UK.
It is particularly satisfying to know that
the quality of the Playfair Museum bid stood out against a very competitive national entry.”