The redevelopment of Stockwood craft museum to become Stockwood Discovery Centre has been made possible thanks to a 3.7 million cash injection from the Heritage Lottery Fund along with 1.2 million Objective 2 European Funding and very generous contributions from Luton Borough Council, the DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN), Garfield Weston Foundation, Renaissance and other trusts and groups.

Members of the public have also been extremely supportive with donations and by helping to shape the displays and gardens through special projects, giving their time and expertise to support the plans.