The funding from Arts Council England will go towards seven places - including the SeaCity Museum, Art Gallery and Nuffield Theatre.
Dorset Firefighter Named
A Dorset firefighter found dead in Weymouth has been named as 43 year old Gary Roger Hayward.
His body was discovered in the vacant building of the old Weymouth firestation on Thursday November 1st.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious, the coroner has been notified, and next of kin have been told.
An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.
Not long after he was found, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Ben Ansell said:
"We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our firefighters from Weymouth.
"Obviously this is a very difficult time for his family and for members of the staff.
"Our thoughts and support are with them all."
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service are inspecting almost 250 high rise blocks, and most are in Bournemouth and Poole.
Alexander Worth from Kings Worthy died last year after the supercar he was in hit fencing in North Warnborough.
Tests at Horatia House and Leamington House, after the Grenfell fire, revealed a fire risk.
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