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Our Funding Programmes

Currently we have the following funding opportunities available:

  1. Collecting for the Future: Acquisitions Programme
  2. Museums Connect Grant: Round 2 opens on 2nd August 2021

Collecting for the Future: Acquisitions Programme

About the fund

This fund is supported by the Esmé Mitchell Trust and enables accredited museums to apply for up to £1,000 towards the purchase of cultural and artistic objects in partnership with museum users and communities.  

Before you apply

  • Check that you are an eligible museum
  • Discuss your proposed application with Siobhan Stevenson by e-mailing

Deadline for applications: Ongoing – no deadline

Please click below for further information and supporting documents:

Collecting for the Future - Guidance Notes

Collecting for the Future - Application Form

Museums Connect Grant

About the fund

This grant is to support museums whether open or closed to adapt existing or develop new ways to connect and re-engage with audiences.  Accrediated museums can apply for up to £2,000.

Before you apply

  • Check you are an eligible museum
  • Discuss your application with

Deadline for applications: The next round will open on 2nd August 2021 with a closing date of 4pm on 27th August 2021.

Museums Connect Grant- Guidance Notes

Museums Connect Grant- Application Form