Tagged: Funding

National Lottery Project Grants Bid-writing Support

We are please to be able to extend our bid-writing support offer to museums to work with Laura Drane, who usually delivers our popular bid writing workshops, to receive individualised support to apply to Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants Programme.

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

OR

  • proofing what you’ve already drafted to offer feedback

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

  • When 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)

To book Laura to have your draft proofed and feedback given, please send it to Alex Bird via email with the following info:

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

All remaining 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 alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

In terms of approaches to and tips about bidwriting, see Laura’s previous guest blog.

Please note that this support is only available to museums in the North West which are non-NPO Accredited museums or those officially Working Towards Accreditation

AHRC Capability for Collections Fund

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is pleased to invite applications to the Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo).

The fund support a series of targeted, capital investments to renew and upgrade research facilities within UK galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), including university collections, focusing on conservation and heritage science facilities, digital capture equipment and specialist study spaces and reading rooms. Projects must be completed within the current Financial Year.

The call is now open and closing date is 13 October 2020, 16:00 GMT. For full details and how to apply, click here.

Sporting Heritage Grants

From Sporting Heritage:

As the subject specialist network for sporting heritage in the UK, we have a commitment within our delivery objectives to support a small annual community grant giving programme. In the light of Covid 19, although funding is tight, we feel it’s important to ensure we still deliver this scheme, albeit at a lower level than previous years.

As a result, we launch our 2020 programme in support of this year’s National Sporting Heritag Day, to shine a light on the importance of continuing and sharing community sporting heritage to meet wider agendas such as health and wellbeing and community cohesion.

This funding will support increased engagement to local collections which tell the story and stories of sporting activity, heroes, and endeavour. As always, we have a particular focus on sharing hidden histories and engaging non-traditional audiences.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

Art-Fund-Logo-314x112The Art Fund’s Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants programme is still open for application.

The programme offers £75,000 in grants annually, supporting museum and arts professionals to undertake research and pursue professional development opportunities.

The grants can support costs associated with museum and exhibition visits, training courses and study programmes, and research resources – more information and guidance can be found here.

The deadline is Friday 4 September for requests of £2,000 and above.

ACE Recovery Grants Bid-writing Support

To help museums respond quickly with applications to the Culture Recovery Fund and National Lottery Project Grants from Arts Council England, we are pleased to announce a programme of support for non-NPO Accredited museums in the North West wanting to apply to the funds. Working with Laura Drane, who usually delivers our popular bid writing workshops, we are offering individualised support to up to 25 eligible museums between now and the deadlines for submission which are:

Arts Council England Culture Recovery Grants

Round 1 – Opens 10th August 2020 and closes midday 21st August 2020
Round 2 – Opens 21st August 2020 and closes midday 4th September 2020

Please note that ACE have stated that they want to allocate 75% of the funding in round 1


Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

Already open with a rolling deadline


Laura has provided a briefing document to summarise the two funds – MDNW information on ACE Culture Recovery and NL Project Grants.

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

OR

  • proofing what you’ve already drafted for one of the schemes to offer feedback

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

  • Which grant programme you are applying to
  • When 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)

To book Laura to have your draft proofed and feedback given, please send it to Alex Bird via email ASAP with the following info:

  • Which grant programming you are applying to
  • When 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 alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

In terms of approaches to and tips about bidwriting, see Laura’s previous guest blog.

Please note that this support is only available to museums in the North West which are non-NPO Accredited museums or those officially Working Towards Accreditation

Institute of Conservation – Grant Scheme

icon_institute_conservation_logoThe Institute of Conservation (Icon) are accepting applications for grants towards a conservation project.

Icon are looking for projects that will:

Protect an object or objects already on display in order to reduce physical contact by members of the public
or
Enable an object that is not currently on display to be presented to visitors in a safe way

The grants will be fixed at fixed at £2,000 per museum. The deadline for applications is on 21st August 2020, 5pm. 

For full details and application form, please click here.

Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Innovation and Engagement Grants

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The next deadline for the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Innovation and Engagement Grants is the 14th September.

These grants of up to £90k over two years are available for ideas that make a strong link between collections, people and organisations. The Museums Association are open to applications for projects that are outward looking, seek change, take risks or are at an early stage of development and understand that the Covid-19 pandemic may lead to a revaluation of how you work with your people and collections.

If you are interested in applying to the fund and would like to find out more, guidance and the expression of interest forms can be found here https://www.museumsassociation.org/download?id=1265683 or alternatively, get in touch with Sarah Briggs, sarah@museumsassociation.org to talk through your idea.

MDNW Covid-19 Recovery Grants – deadline 20th August

In a new partnership with Art Fund and Curious Minds, Museum Development North West’s Covid-19 Recovery Grants programme is open to support North West museums with their recovery and reopening plans over the next 12 months.

Screenshot 2020-07-06 at 14.30.57We know that for a number of reasons, many of the museums we work with have been unable to access existing emergency funds. The furloughing of staff, ineligibility for funding and volunteer capacity have contributed to the difficulties in accessing these first response financial measures.

For some museums, planning to reopen marks the start of recovery; for others the recovery process will involve new ways of engaging and financial remodelling whilst remaining closed until next season.

The Recovery Grants programme is formed from three funding sources:

  • Art Fund strategic partnership funding
  • Curious Minds Partnership Investment
  • MDNW core funding

There is £70,000 available to allocate in grants. A single Accredited museum or museum working towards Accreditation can apply for up to £7,500. A partnership of museums or a museum service with multiple Accredited sites can apply for up to £10,000. National Portfolio Organisations, national museums, English Heritage and National Trust properties are ineligible to apply, although they can be part of partnership bids.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 20th August 2020.

We will support museums around three key areas:

  • Developing new sustainable offers
  • Re-engaging audiences
  • Effective reopening

Within these areas museums can bid for a range of activity that meet the strategic needs of organisations in recovering from the Covid-19 crisis and those that allow museums to build back better. These could include, but are not limited to:

  • Adapt or develop new ways to connect with and engage your communities
  • Support activity to assess the viability of and readiness for reopening
  • Purchase equipment and undertake activity to support readiness to reopen safely
  • Invest in the health and wellbeing of your paid and volunteer workforce
  • Develop your digital capability and delivery
  • Respond to environmental sustainability

Guidance and the application form for the Covid-19 Recovery Grants can be found below.

Recovery Grant fund guidance FINAL

Recovery Grant fund application form FINAL

Recovery Grants Bid-writing Support

To help museums respond quickly with applications to the Culture Recovery Fund and National Lottery Project Grants from Arts Council England, we are pleased to announce a programme of support for non-NPO Accredited museums in the North West wanting to apply to the funds. Working with Laura Drane, who usually delivers our popular bid writing workshops, we are offering individualised support to up to 25 eligible museums between now and the deadlines for submission which are:

Arts Council England Culture Recovery Grants

Round 1 – Opens 10th August 2020 and closes midday 21st August 2020
Round 2 – Opens 21st August 2020 and closes midday 4th September 2020


Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

Already open with a rolling deadline


Laura has provided a briefing document to summarise the two funds – MDNW information on ACE Culture Recovery and NL Project Grants.

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

OR

  • proofing what you’ve already drafted for one of the schemes to offer feedback

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

  • Which grant programme you are applying to
  • When 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)

To book Laura to have your draft proofed and feedback given, please send it to Alex Bird via email ASAP with the following info:

  • Which grant programming you are applying to
  • When 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 alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

In terms of approaches to and tips about bidwriting, see Laura’s previous guest blog.

Please note that this support is only available to museums in the North West which are non-NPO Accredited museums or those officially Working Towards Accreditation