Tagged: Funding

Museums Funding Fair 2017

Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
11:00 – 15:00
FREE

We’re pleased to be hosting our 5th Annual Museums Funding Fair giving museums and arts professionals the opportunity to meet various funding organisations face-to-face.
Due to the success of last year we are pleased to also have a number of national museums in attendance to discuss potential partnership projects and loans.
The fair will also include a variety of workshops from the some of the organisations above and there will also be a workshop looking at how to write successful funding bids.

Organisations that will be present are:

  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • British Museum
  • Curious Minds
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Museums Association
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Purchase Grant Fund
  • Tate

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

For more information and to book a 1:1 session with Arts Council England please contact Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer at alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

The ScottishPower Foundation

The ScottishPower Foundation, a registered Scottish charity operating independently of ScottishPower, offers funding to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations based and working across Great Britain. Grants of between £25,000 and £250,000 are available for projects including arts and heritage.

For more information visit The ScottishPower Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Monday 31st July 2017.

LIBOR Fund Opens for UK

Projects supporting the Armed Forces and Emergency Services communities can now apply for the next round of LIBOR funding

In 2012 HM Treasury announced fines collected from banks for rigging the London interbank offered rate would be used to support good causes. Successive Budgets and Autumn Statements have made tranches of funding available to specific charities and projects.

The 2017 LIBOR grant scheme is now open to applications from registered charities, CICs, and Armed Forces unit with a UIN.

There is neither a minimum nor a maximum amount of funding, and the Treasury has not given a total amount for this round. In the past, grants have ranged from £100,000 to £5 million.

Projects can take place for up to three years and must take place after April 2018 and by the end of March 2021.

Find out more here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 August 2017 (noon).

Museums Funding Fair 2017

Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
FREE

MDNW are set to host our 5th Regional Museums Funding Fair giving museums and arts professionals the opportunity to meet various funding organisations face-to-face. This year we will welcome Arts Council England, Association of Independent Museums, Curious Minds, and the representatives from the Purchase Grants Fund amongst others. We are also inviting representatives from national museums to partake in the Fair to discuss partnership opportunities and support available.

The Fair will include a variety of workshops from the organisations previously mentioned, including a workshop looking at how to write a funding bid.

We will share further details about this year’s fair closer to the time of the event.

Museums Association Conference 2017 Funded Places

The Museums Association is back in the North West and we are pleased to announce that we will be offering eight FREE places at this year’s Museums Association Conference in Manchester on the 16th – 18th November.

Museum Development North West recognises that it is important for museum professionals to connect with colleagues through conferences and networking events, but also how stretched budgets can be when it comes to professional development.

To apply for a free place, please send an expression of interest to Alex Bird (alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk) by September 22nd, to be eligible, you will need to:

  • Confirm that you are a first time attendee
  • Commit to attending the whole conference
  • Cover your own travel costs and all expenses
  • Feedback to colleagues and the region via our blog
  • Send us any relevant information and feedback to put on the MDNW website

For the full programme please see here.

Please note that these places are only available to people in the North West that work in non-MPM and non-national accredited museums or those in museums officially working towards accreditation.

Funding News

AHF Launches Heritage Mortgage Scheme for the UK

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), an independent charity, encourages and supports the work of organisations dedicated to the preservation and renewal of buildings of architectural and historic significance which have failed to find a viable re-use on the open market.

Through the new Heritage Mortgage Scheme the AHF is offering mortgage-style loans of between £150,000 and £500,000 over terms of between 10 and 20 years (30 in exceptional circumstances) to assist registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to acquire buildings, or provide working capital for restoration projects.

All AHF loans are typically fixed at 4-6% but can be linked to Base Rate.

The AHF can normally lend applicants up to 70% of the estimated open market resale value of any acceptable property or land over which it takes a first charge. If this is the project building for which the loan is required, it can lend up to 70% of the property’s estimated ‘end value’ (the projected value once work has been completed).

Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a quarterly basis. Find out more at:  ahfund.org.uk.


AIM Grant Schemes

Deadline: various – see below

AIM administers grants for museums to help AIM members with a variety of needs including training, conservation, development and exhibitions. There are different eligibility criteria and closing dates for each grant scheme, so please check each grant programme for further information about how to apply and the priorities for funding for each scheme.

We recommend that you contact us to discuss your project before applying, so we can help you ensure your application fits the scheme you intend to apply to.

Please contact Helen Wilkinson, Assistant Director for Hallmarks Awards –

Helenw@aim-museums.co.uk.

For all other Grant Schemes contact Justeen Stone, Grants & Finance Officer – justeen@aim-museums.co.uk.

Current AIM Grant Deadlines 2017

  • Conservation Scheme – 30 September
  • Collection Care Audit Scheme For Smaller Museums – 30 September
  • Preventive Conservation Scheme -30 September
  • AIM Training Grants – accepted on a rolling basis.
  • AIM Biffa Award History Makers – October 31

For more information visit: 

www.aim-museums.co.uk/for-aim-members/grants.


Catalyst Small Grants

Opens 13 July

The £3 million programme aims to build fundraising capacity and encourage more private giving to arts and culture. This fund supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. 

This is one of the measures ACE is putting in place to help create a more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector. Further information can be found on their website at: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/catalyst-small-grants.

Application deadline: 10 August.


National Manuscripts Conservation Trusts Grants

The NMCT offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives. Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has awarded grants of over £3m, which have enabled the conservation of hundreds of musical, literary, architectural and other vital historical documents. Their grants ensure that these important collections can once more be made accessible to the public and researchers. 

The next deadline for the submission of applications is the 1 October 2017.

For further information, please visit their website: www.nmct.co.uk.

Deadline: 1 October.


HLF Resilient Heritage Fund

Apply anytime

Resilient Heritage grants of £3,000 – £250,000 can help you to strengthen your organisation, and build the capacity of your staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term.

This programme is available to organisations in the UK who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage. Grants can fund activities to help you acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put your organisation in a better position for the future. Organisations in the early stages of planning their activities may also apply.

Whether you’re facing challenges around income and fundraising, or preparing to take on new forms of investment, such as social investment, Resilient Heritage can support these processes.

For more information visit: www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/resilient-heritage.

ASEF: Mobility First! – Fund to support travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) launched a fund for the mobility of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe. Between May and October 2017 six rounds will enable applicants to travel to events they’d otherwise could not attend.

Securing funding for cultural mobility that makes up an integral part to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe is often challenging. With the “Mobility First!” fund ASEF wants to foster bi-directional mobility between Asia and Europe (and vice versa) and support personal connections between artists and cultural professionals.

The Call for Applications is on a rolling basis, those interested (individuals and art organisations) in benefitting from the fund, should send an application at least 10 weeks prior to the event they wish to attend.

Throughout six rounds ASEF will make selections every month from May to September for travels within the timeframe of May to Ocotober 2017. The results of the second round will be announced on 6 June, further applications are possible.

For more information click here.

Funding News

AIM Grant Schemes

Deadline: Various – see below

AIM administers grants for museums to help AIM members with a variety of needs including training, conservation, development and exhibitions. There are different eligibility criteria and closing dates for each grant scheme, so please check each grant programme for further information about how to apply and the priorities for funding for each scheme.

Discuss your ideas with us

We recommend that you contact us to discuss your project before applying, so we can help you ensure your application fits the scheme you intend to apply to.

Please contact Helen Wilkinson, Assistant Director for Hallmarks Awards – Helenw@aim-museums.co.uk

For all other Grant Schemes contact Justeen Stone, Grants & Finance Officer – justeen@aim-museums.co.uk

Current AIM Grant Deadlines 2017

  • Conservation Scheme –  30 September
  • Collection Care Audit Scheme For Smaller Museums – 30 September
  • Preventive Conservation Scheme –30 September
  • AIM Training Grants – accepted on a rolling basis.
  • AIM Biffa Award History Makers – October 31
  • For more information click here.

Catalyst small Grants

Deadline: Opens 13th July, deadlines 10th August

The £3 million programme aims to build fundraising capacity and encourage more private giving to arts and culture. This fund supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. This is one of the measures ACE is putting in place to help create a more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector. Further information can be found on their website.


National Manuscripts Conservation Trusts Grants

Deadline: October 1st

The NMCT offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives. Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has awarded grants of over £3m, which have enabled the conservation of hundreds of musical, literary, architectural and other vital historical documents. Their grants ensure that these important collections can once more be made accessible to the public and researchers. The next deadline for the submission of applications is the 1st October 2017.

For further information, please visit their website.


Resilient Heritage Fund

Deadline: Apply anytime  

Resilient Heritage grants of £3,000-£250,000 can help you to strengthen your organisation, and build the capacity of your staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term.

This programme is available to organisations in the UK who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage. Grants can fund activities to help you acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put your organisation in a better position for the future. Organisations in the early stages of planning their activities may also apply.

Whether you’re facing challenges around income and fundraising, or preparing to take on new forms of investment, such as social investment, Resilient Heritage can support these processes.

Click here for more information.

New funding for sharing works of art across the UK

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund has announced a new £750,000 funding and training programme to support the wider sharing of national collections with museums across the whole of the UK.A programme designed to provide regional museums and museum visitors with increased access to national museum and gallery collections.

Alongside Arts Council England’s funding scheme ‘Ready to Borrow’ and the Touring Exhibition Group initiative ‘Preparing to Borrow’, and other national programmes, the Weston Loan Programme will provide funding for regional museums to secure important strategic loans and maximise loan opportunities in the context of their own collections and communities.

We recognise the great value of our national collections being shared more widely across the UK, and hope that museum staff, collections and audiences nationwide will benefit from this programme over the next three years, and beyond.

The programme will open for applications in July 2017, and further details will be made available online shortly. In the meantime, for further information and to discuss a potential project please contact Penny Bull via pbull@artfund.org or 020 7225 4840.

Aims

-To support the costs of new loans of works of art and artefacts to regional museums from the National collections.

– To encourage new and stronger relationships between regional and National museums and galleries.

-To help regional museums make the most of the opportunities associated with the loan and raise the profile of their own collections.

What are we looking for?

We’ll consider applications that:

  • Enhance or maximise the possibilities of already planned loans/exhibitions/programming;
  • Enable ‘quick fire’ and ‘quick win’ loan requests
  • Support long term relationship and display development

We’ll support regional museums and galleries with grants of up to 100% of the funding required to cover the costs associated with securing and displaying the loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation. We’ll also support you with funds for maximising the impact of the loan, such as production of marketing materials, onsite interpretation and/or audience engagement activity.

Who can apply?

– UK museums/galleries with permanent collections which are provisionally or fully accredited 

– UK museums/galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent Trust status

If your museum is not provisionally or fully accredited you will be asked explain why, and to demonstrate a longstanding commitment to care for the collections to the same nationally-recognised standard. The museum should also be open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year.

How much can you apply for?

We expect the majority of grants to be for between £10,000 and £20,000, although we will consider applications for smaller and larger amounts. We would be happy to accept applications for 100% funding, though applicants can apply to this programme as part of a larger funding package of support from a variety of sources.

Funding News

TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant

The TWA Digitisation Grant is open now and welcomes applications from independent museums of all sizes, as well as local authority and national DCMS-funded museums based in the UK. This year the fund offers grants of up to £5000 for UK museums, archives and libraries to digitise their collections. The Grant can be used to fund the digitisation of bound books, manuscripts, oversize maps and plans, 35mm slides, microfilm/fiche, glass plate negatives, and other two-dimensional cultural heritage media. It can also be used to fund opening up access to heritage collections online. The deadline for applications is 7 July 2017 TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Grants for projects addressing Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation including for arts projects for people with disabilities; performance or visual arts with a clear and strong community impact; alternative education projects; supplementary teaching; heritage projects in marine or industrial areas which involve local people and have a demonstrable community benefit. Small Grant applications can be made at any time through the year and will receive a final decision within 6 weeks Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

M&S Energy Community Energy Fund

Not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain can apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community. Grants can be used for all capital costs relating to the installation of the specified technology. Shortlisted applicants will need to organise support from their community to vote for their campaign on the competition website. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017. M&S Energy Community Energy Fund