Jim Clark mu­seum reaches next stage

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.


Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.