Today was the turn of the Tank Museum at Bovington and The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge to ask for help to acquire Government funding. Richard Smith, Director at the former, and Andy Racey, Trustee at the latter, chatted through their concerns that two attractions of "national importance" had failed to attract funding in the latest round of the Cultural Recovery Fund. The problem I was told was that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport chose an arbitrary date on which to gauge their financial situation. The two men asked for the rules to be tweaked in order to present a clearer picture for the assessors. Other constituency matters kept me busy, until I hopped on to my motorbike in the afternoon and headed to Portland. There I spent a most enjoyable time with two members of the Coastwatch team, based in their watchtower overlooking Portland Bill. With a former paradmedic and naval officer on duty, there was plenty to talk about. The charity has just reverted to two volunteers on duty at a time, having stayed open all during the pandemic with one. It's testament to their sense of duty and professionalism that volunteers were prepared to keep the watchtower operational and many seafarers owe a lot to this fantastic team whose protective eyes roam the sea for any signs of trouble.