MDNW Emergency Funding Bid-writing Support

To help museums respond quickly with applications to the emergency funding programmes from Arts Council England and the National Heritage Lottery Fund, we are pleased to announce our new programme of support for non-NPO Accredited museums in the North West wanting to apply to either fund.

Working with Laura Drane, who usually delivers our popular bid writing workshops, we will soon be releasing a short document summarising both funding pots in terms of what’s available, eligibility and what’s needed to apply. We will also be releasing a short recorded webinar that offers guidance and advice to museums wanting to apply and this will be available as soon as possible.

Additionally, we will be offering individualised support to up to 25 eligible museums between now and the deadlines for submission which are:

ACE – 16th April and 30th April

The tailored support of 30-45 minute slots can be offered one of two ways (please choose which one you would prefer):

  • an advice slot, involving a discussion about the scheme/s and application processes in relation to your circumstances, including any questions that remain after you have read the guidance and watched the video
  • or, proofing what you’ve already drafted to offer feedback

To book one of the advice slots, we need you to confirm the following:

  • Which funder will you be applying to
  • Which deadline you are aiming to submit your application
  • How you want to be contacted (phone / Zoom / GoogleMeet / Skype)
  • Contact name, email, phone number (and Skype username if wanting to use that; email alone is fine for Zoom or Google Meet)

For the option to have your draft proofed by Laura please send it to Alex Bird via email ASAP with the following info:

  • Which deadline you are aiming to submit your application
  • Contact name, email, phone number

All 25 slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so do book or send your draft as soon as possible.

For more information, or to book a slot, please contact Alex Bird with the above information at

Please note that this support is only available to museums in the North West which are:

  • Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation – organisations Working Towards Accreditation are ineligible for ACE funding but can apply to NLHF if they meet the other criteria
  • Not national museums or National Portfolio Organisations


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