For 2018-19 MDNW is changing the delivery of the grant due to changes to availability of funding for museums through ACE’s National Lottery Project Grants. This year we would like to support museums around three key areas: environmental sustainability, collections management and care, and audience development, to complement the programmes of work we delivered in 2017-18. Accredited museums and those officially working towards Accreditation can bid to SIF for projects linked to these themes that also demonstrate how they relate to forward plans or other key policy and planning documents.
The Fund reflects the North West’s commitment to partnership working and will still be open to consortia applications.
It is mandatory for applicants to contact the MDNW team via email or phone to discuss proposals before submitting final applications. Applications will not be accepted without prior contact with MDNW.
Links to documents outlining deadlines, guidance and the application form can be found in the Sustainable Improvement Fund 2018 tab on our blog.