South West Museum Development’s Small Grant Big Improvement scheme is back for 2019/20 and is now open for applications.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support museums to make improvements to their museums and/ or their museum’s activities in three areas aligned to the museum Accreditation Standard in Organisational Health, Collections managementand Users and their experiences. Partnership grants for 3 or more organisations of up to £7,000 are also available to support projects under Organisational Health and Users and their experiences.
Examples of appropriate appolications include governance reviews to collections care activities to marketing campaigns to testing new ways of working and more. This year, and for following rounds in our 2018-22 Programme,South West Museum Development are particularly welcoming applications that seek to improve representation of local communities within museums and through museum’s activities including co-production, embarking on outreach work, diversifying your volunteer workforce or re-interpreting your collections or anything else along these lines.
The scheme is now open for applications with a deadline of Friday 3 May 2019 for applications from museums in the South West within the Accreditation scheme in local authority areas which financially contribute to the South West Museum Development programme, excluding National Portfolio Organisations. All applications require 25% match funding and museums have a maximum of eight months to undertake their project (01 June 2019 – 31 January 2020).
Information courtesy of South West Museum Development.