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Capital funders

The new People’s History Museum cost £12.5 million to build. The museum is very grateful to all its funders. See below to find out where we got the money from.

Our major funders for the re-development project include:




Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded £7.18 million in November 2007 after the museum successfully completed the Stage II application process


Manchester City Council (MCC) committed the land adjacent to the Pump House and provided assistance towards the HLF Stage I application.


The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) both invested in the museum’s re-development.

Other grants, donations, sponsorships and ongoing support have been received from the following:

  • Allied London Properties
  • The Amicus section of Unite
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA)
  • The Clothworkers’ Foundation
  • The Co-operative
  • The Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS)/Wolfson Foundation
  • The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • Museums Libraries and Archives Council
  • The Professional Footballers’ Association
  • TGWU section of Unite
  • Thompsons Solicitors
  • Unison
  • Unite
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)