Jim Clark museum reaches next stage
Plans for a new Jim Clark museum have reached the next stage of planning, despite not raising quite as much money as it needed.
The crowdfunding campaign has raised more than £250,000, unlocking the next stage of plans for the new museum in Duns, Scotland. Over the past six weeks 739 people pledged their backing for the project online and made donations ranging from £1 to £10,000 – raising £100,316 in total. At the same time, the publicity generated by the campaign led to further donations made by private individuals totalling another £100,000, and confirmation was received of a further £75,000 in grants from other charitable trusts and foundations. The total was just shy of the £300,000 required to fully fund the facility dedicated to the late racing driver.
The Jim Clark Trust and Scottish Borders Council will now proceed with submitting a stage two application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £645,000 towards the £1.6m total needed while fundraising continues.