Tagged: Funding

IOP Public Engagement Grant Scheme 2017 Now Open

The Institute of Physics’ public engagement grant scheme provides up to £2,000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The grant scheme has two rounds each year. The second round of the 2017 scheme is now open. This grant is for projects finishing before the end of July 2018.

We strongly recommend applicants get in touch with Emma Watson, outreach officer, to discuss ideas and ask questions before submission. You can get in touch by emailing engagement@iop.org.

Find out more and download the guidance and application form hereTo find out more about projects we have previously funded click here.

Application deadline 12 noon on Friday 3rd November. 

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The Bill Pettit Memorial Award

NatSCA is pleased to invite applications to this year’s Bill Pettit Memorial Award. Up to £2,000 of grant money, is available to NatSCA members this year to support projects including the conservation, access and use of natural science collections.

Charles Arthur William ‘Bill’ Pettit (1937-2009) started his career with the National Institute of Oceanography but moved to the Manchester Museum in 1975 to become Assistant Keeper of Zoology. In his time at Manchester, Bill worked tirelessly for the collections and was instrumental in projects such as FENSCORE as well as numerous publications. It is in recognition of his commitment to natural science collections that we would like to offer this annual award.

Each project will be considered on its own merits by the NatSCA committee and the committee’s decision, including not awarding any money that year, will be final. To apply please put together a 700 word project proposal, which must include:

  • The name, contact details and status (e.g. charity, individual, local authority) of the applicant
  • The project title and proposed outcomes and benefits
  • How the project supports conservation, or access to and use of Natural Science collections
  • Detailed costs
  • Accurate timescale (including any work undertaken so far and the project end date)
  • Details of other funding/match funding already secured for the project

 

Grants will be considered on an annual basis in January.

Deadline for 2017 applications: Friday 17th November

Successful applicants are required to produce a report/article on their project for publication in either NatSCA Notes & Comments or the Journal of Natural Science Collections before payment.

Applications are open to NatSCA individual or institutional members only.

Please contact David Gelsthorpe (david.gelsthorpe@manchester.ac.uk, 0161 3061601) for further information or to submit a grant application.

Business Skills Support Programme CPD Grants

Bespoke CPD opportunities
As part of our business skills support programme we are offering Continuing Professional Development bursaries for staff and volunteers to tailor their own CPD in business skills. The bursaries are available for people working in museums to participate in any type of existing CPD opportunity to develop their core business skills and which will support their museum to run as a more effective and resilient organisation. Applications could range from a basic Microsoft Excel course to improve budgeting and record keeping skills to a full ILM qualification. To apply for a bursary contact Alex Bird, alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk, with the following information:

  • What the CPD opportunity is, including details of the course/opportunity you have identified
  • Evidence of need and details on how it will improve your work
  • Proof of line management approval
  • Cost of training and amount requested from MDNW
  • Timetable

This programme runs through 2017-18 and has a rolling deadline so once you have identified an appropriate opportunity please let us know. Once all the funding has been allocated the offer will close.

The Cultural Protection Fund

The overarching objective of the Fund is to protect cultural heritage, creating opportunities for social and economic development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage overseas.

Non-governmental organisations, charities, voluntary organisations, public sector organisations, and academic institutions based in the UK can apply.

Deadline for expressions of interest for large grants: 3 November 2017. 

To find out more download the application guidance PDF at: 

www.britishcouncil.org.

The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.

It’s open to everyone – the general public as well as Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not). We want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

For the full info visit the Aviva Community Fund website.

Moving Image Fund for Museums

A scheme from Art Fund and Thomas Dane Gallery that helps galleries and museums build their artists’ films collections to share with the nation.

The second round of the Moving Image Fund is now open for applications. The deadline is midday on Monday 30 October 2017.

What is the the Moving Image Fund?

The Moving Image Fund was created in 2015 to address the challenges that UK museums face when building their collections of moving-image works. The first scheme of its kind in the UK, it aims to ensure that the most significant works of contemporary film and video art can be bought for public collections. It is an Art Fund project conceived in partnership with and supported by Thomas Dane Gallery.

It is generously supported by the Ampersand Foundation, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Thomas Dane Gallery, Gerry Fox, David and Rose Heyman, Pierre Lagrange, Rebecca Marks, the Outset Young Production Fund, the Rothschild Foundation and the Sfumato Foundation.

The first two venues to benefit from the fund were the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne and the Whitworth in Manchester; each was given £200,000 during the first round of the scheme which ran from 2015 to 2017 to help develop their moving-image collections.

This next round for applications is now open and involves:

  • Acquisitions: working with two new museum partners (in addition to the Towner and Whitworth) to provide them with up to £200,000 each to acquire extant film and video (museums are expected to contribute 10% to the overall acquisitions budget)
  • Commissions: a new partnership with Film and Video Umbrella to make possible four new commissions. FVU will work with each of our four partner museums – the Towner, the Whitworth – and the two new selected museums, to commission a new work, an edition of which will enter the museum’s collection. The commissions are supported by a separate budget (museums are not expected to contribute to this budget)

The acquisition phase for the two new partners will run for two years, from 2018 to 2020. The commissions will run between 2018/19 (Towner and Whitworth) and 2021/22 (new museum partners) with one new moving-image work being commissioned each year.

Who we will support

UK public museums that are:

  • Open for at least half the week, for at least six months of the year
  • Fully or provisionally accredited under the Arts Council Scheme

Terms and conditions

All recipients of grants will be asked to sign the full Grant Conditions. To say thank you to their members and enable them to see the works of art they’ve helped acquire, we ask you to:

  • Give free admission to your permanent collections for National Art Pass holders
  • Give free or half-price entry to your exhibitions
  • Make a permanent acknowledgement of our help
  • Collaborate with us on publicity and promotional work

How to apply

The application window is open from 26 September to midday on 30 October 2017.

If you are already registered as a curator/museum professional, log in to access the application form. If not, you can register here and then complete the application process.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential project, please contact Contemporary Projects Manager, Robert Dingle.

Cooperation Project Call for Proposals

From Creative Europe:

The call for Cooperation Projects has been announced with the following deadlines:

The new timetable, new guidelines and eForms can be accessed here.

Changes to Cooperation Project guidelines

Important changes to the guidelines since 2017 include the following: 

  • The new one-off category supports projects that reflect the purpose of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.
  • The lead organisation needs to have been legally established for 2 years prior to the deadline. Partners still must be a legal entity, established in one of the eligible countries, but this can now be for less than 2 years.
  • Tunisia is now added to the list of eligible countries.

 Contact us for advice and support and check our website for free events and workshops, which we will continue to announce as the deadlines approach.

Funding Opportunities

The Cultural Protection Fund: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The overarching objective of the Fund is to protect cultural heritage, creating opportunities for social and economic development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage overseas. Non-governmental organisations, charities, voluntary organisations, public sector organisations, and academic institutions based in the UK can apply. The deadline for expressions of interest for large grants is 3 November 2017. The Cultural Protection Fund


The Gannett Foundation’s Community Action Grants

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Inc., owner of Newsquest Media Group, which publishes regional and local newspapers, websites and magazines across the UK. Each year it awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to registered charities that ‘make a lasting difference to communities’ within the circulation and/or production area of the 300 Newsquest titles. Applications close 9 October The Gannett Foundation


Regional Museums and Galleries Fund – John Ellerman Foundation

This fund from the John Ellerman Foundation aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The foundation wants to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. The foundation has earmarked £500,000 to be awarded through the Fund in 2018. They expect to make about five or six grants for periods of two to three years. While the average grant size is ca. £85k they will consider higher amounts for exceptional projects. Applications close 1 December and all information can be found here: Regional Museums and Galleries Fund – John Ellerman Foundation


ICOM UK – BC Global Travel Grant Scheme

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering a number of travel grants to support staff from regional and local UK museums (non-national museums) to travel internationally (beyond the EU and greater Europe) to develop mutually beneficial projects and partnerships. The ICOM UK – BC Global Travel Grant Scheme will enable recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with international colleagues and mutually share skills, expertise and experience. The Global Travel Grant Scheme aims to support museums who are starting to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships. The total budget available for the Global Travel Grant Scheme in 2017-18 is £7,200.  Applications will be considered for grants of up to £1,500 per organisation or consortium. Deadline for applications: 17:00 on Friday 13 October 2017 hICOM UK – BC Global Travel Grant Scheme

Museums Funding Fair: Two weeks to go!

Thursday 21st September
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

11:00 – 15:00
FREE

There’s two weeks to go until 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 programme 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:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • British Museum
  • Curious Minds
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • NWFed
  • Purchase Grant Fund
  • Tate
  • Touring Exhibition Group

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

We have also updated our Funding Sources page which gives an up to date overview of the organisations that fund museums and the projects they fund.

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

Museums Funding Fair: One month to go!

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

It’s exactly one month to go until 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:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • British Museum
  • Curious Minds
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Purchase Grant Fund
  • Tate
  • Touring Exhibition Group

To book a place please visit our eventbrite page.

We have also updated our Funding Sources page which gives an up to date overview of the organisations that fund museums and the projects they fund.

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