Category: Funding Opportunties

DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund Update

From DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund:

As you will be aware from the Guidance for Bidders, the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund welcomes queries from eligible organisations considering an application. With the deadline approaching at the end of August, the Fund wishes to encourage any interested institutions to discuss their projects if they so wish. We are therefore pleased to offer conference call slots with the DCMS-based fund managers, on Friday 3rd August and Monday 6th August.  

There are no wrong questions: you may take this opportunity to ask any question you wish, about the suitability of your proposed project, or eligible claims. We cannot, however, give any assurances about likelihood of success, or the judging Panel’s likely reactions to any project. 

Whilst any eligible applicants may apply for a slot, we would particularly encourage first-time applicants to sign up.

Please write to dcmswolfsonfund@culture.gov.uk, clearly including ‘doodlepoll’ in the title to receive a link to a meeting planner. You will then be offered a selection of 15 minute conference call slots, between the hours of 10:00 and 13:00 on Friday 3rd August, and 14:00 and 17:00 on Monday 6th August.

When choosing a slot, please be sure to write your institution, first name and phone number in the designated box so that you can be called promptly on the day. This information will be visible only to the organisers.

To see the FAQs click here.

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Annual Funding Fair 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
FREE
TICKETS AVAILABLE

We’re pleased to share more details about our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector, is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums. We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance so far are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

We will announce more organisations nearer the time but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

From the Art Fund:

The programme is open to mid-career and senior curators, and those with curatorial responsibility, and practically will give curators time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to embark on a bespoke period of research and development. Headley Fellowships with Art Fund aim to encourage the production of ambitious and high-quality museum projects which have collections at their core, while investing in museums across the UK and their curators, helping them to realise exceptional ideas for communicating with a spectrum of audiences.

Full details on the aims and scope of the scheme can be found here.  Applications are open now with a deadline of Monday 15th October.

Annual Funding Fair 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
FREE

TICKETS AVAILABLE

We’re pleased to share more details about our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector, is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums. We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance so far are:

  • Arts Council England
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

We will announce more organisations nearer the time but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Funding News

Grants Of Up To £90,000 For History Makers In England

The third and final round of the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme is now open for applications from AIM member museums in England. Check your eligibility and find out how to apply here.

Grants of up to £90,000 are available to support museums by creating new exhibitions featuring the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, creative industries and arts, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, helping to shape the world we live in today.

We want the funded exhibitions to be inspiring and exciting – especially for young people – and we are very keen to hear about exhibitions that would feature female history makers, notable people from the 20th century and people that have made a positive impact in the different and diverse communities of England.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Access And Participation Fund

PHF is interested in ensuring that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice. They want to use their funding to support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. They want to help organisations to build stronger evidence about what works so that they can improve practice and achieve greater impact. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check the Access and Participation Fund website for funding criteria and eligibility.


Arts Council England Announce New Round of Subject Specialist Network Funding

This fund will support Subject Specialist Networks to build confidence in the museum sector in relation to dynamic collections management and increased public engagement by sharing subject specialist knowledge. Through this round we are also accepting applications from new Networks.

Applications are made online using Arts Council England’s application portal Grantium. Before you can start an application you need to create an applicant profile, which may take up to ten working days to be approved. 

For further details of the fund and how to apply click here.

Annual Funding Fair 2018

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Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester

We’re pleased to announce that our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and  representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums. We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture.

We will share more information nearer the time but if you have any questions, please contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

 

ACE Developing your Creative Practice Funding

Developing your Creative Practice is a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. This fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. Round 2 opens on Thursday 12th July 2018.

From ACE:

“We will invest £3.6 million per year to allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. We’ll invest through quarterly rounds to individuals working with our supported disciplines.”

For more information and details on how to apply click here.

The Dulverton Trust Funding Opportunity

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity supporting UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) to tackle a range of social issues, protect the natural world, and preserve heritage crafts. Single year grants are typically between £25,000 and £35,000 and grants for revenue and capital are available. Check eligibility and apply online here.

The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives

The Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that a special, one-off cataloguing grant, The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives, is OPEN for applications.

The grant for £4,000 is jointly funded by a bequest from the late John Armstrong and the BAC, and is for the cataloguing of transport-related business archives.

The aims of The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives, in funding the cataloguing of a transport-related business collection in either the private or public sector, are to:

  • Provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage transport-related business archives
  • Provide access to collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
  • Create opportunities for archivists or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing transport-related business collections
  • Make more transport-related business collections accessible

BAC envisage that the £4,000 grant will be used over the equivalent of a SIX-week period to fund an archive intern or temporary staff member (under professional supervision) to catalogue a discrete collection of transport-related business records. This work should produce either a detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue of a more substantial collection. The recipient of the Award should provide the BAC with an article for its newsletter, and the catalogue should be made available on The National Archives’ (TNA) Discovery database.

Applications are welcome from all types of organisation, whether public or private sector, such as a business, a local record office, university, museum, charity, specialised repository, and that hold business archives related to transport, for example papers of: rail, automobile, maritime or aeronautical companies, etc. Applicants who have previously applied to the BAC’s two existing grants are welcome to apply.

The deadline for applications for The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives is Friday 5 October 2018 at 4pm.

Download the application form and guidance document.

Any questions about this grant should be addressed to Ben White, Administrator of The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives.

Email: benjamin.white@bankofengland.co.uk
Tel: 020 3461 4810

Funding News

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds UK registered charities in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The focus for 2018-2021 includes accessibility of the arts for young people, provision of art and music therapy to improve quality of life for the elderly and disabled, and protection and conservation of the countryside.  Most grants are single grants over a one-year period of £500 – £5,000. The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding. Find out more here.


The Henry Smith Charity: Strengthening Communities

The Strengthening Communities grant programme is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level. Through this grant programme the charity wants to make sure that their funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty. You must be working within the 10% most deprived areas for England & Scotland and within the 15% most deprived areas for Northern Ireland & Wales. The funding covers running costs. Find out more here.


The Fore Trust

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 23 July 2018 at 10 am. The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Full information: The Fore Trust.