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Collections Care Grants

The SEMDP Collections Care Grant is open to all accredited/formally working towards accreditation museums in the South East. We encourage applications for projects and/or development activities that contribute to one or more of the following:

  • Purchase of equipment or materials to improve collections care and/or preventive conservation.
  • Collections care training for staff or volunteers.
  • Consultancy or specialist costs towards conservation audits/assessment of specific objects.

How much can I apply for?

Your museum can apply for up to £500 from our Collections Care Grants. We have £3000 in the Collections Care Grant programme for 2018-2019.

If you are seeking funding for a larger collections care or conservation project, you can submit an application to our Level Up: Improvement Grant.

When can I submit an application?

The Collections Care Grant will remain open until the grant fund is spent. There are therefore no set deadlines, and applications will be considered on a first-come/first-served basis. The final date for us to receive applications is 12pm on the 31st December 2018.

How do I submit an application?

  • Contact the Preventive Conservation Officer to discuss your application.
  • Read the guidance document below to help you with your application.
  • Complete a Collections Care Grant Application Form. Only fully completed forms will be considered and processed.

Guidance notes and the application form template are provided below. 

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