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Skills Builder: CPD Grants

Applications to the Skills Builder: CPD Grant are now closed. The next round of grants will open in April 2019. Please check back then or sign up to our newsetter for further updates. 

The SEMDP Skills Builder: CPD Grant supports continuing professional development (CPD). The grant is open to any individual (paid or volunteer, including Trustees) working in a museum in the South East that is accredited (including provisional or ‘working towards’ status) to either fund (or contribute towards) a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. The host museum must support the application by an individual, and must agree to administer the grant on their behalf.

The Skills Builder: CPD Grant can be used towards conferences or training course fees, and/or travel and subsistence in relation to attending a conference or training.

Any CPD proposal involving museum networks, and/or multiple members of staff and/or volunteers from one museum should apply for a Level Up: Improvement Grant.

We would encourage applications to the Skills Builder: CPD Grant for activities that contribute to one or more of the Arts Council England (ACE) five goals, and key aims in the South East Museum Development Business Plan 2018-2022:

How much can I apply for?

You can access up to £500 to support a CPD activity. This can either fully fund a CPD activity, or comprise a contribution towards a CPD activity. You are limited to one successful application per financial year.

When can I apply?

There will be three application deadlines each year. For 2018-2019, as our programme of training and grants is starting later, the deadlines are:

     31 August 2018

     26 October 2018

     28 December 2018

Deadlines may change for years 2, 3 and 4 of the SEMDP 2018-2022 programme. Invoices for CPD activities funded by the Skills Builder: CPD Grant must be received by 28 February 2019.

How to apply?

  • You should read the guidance document for applicants.
  • Discuss your application in advance with your Museum Development Officer (MDO).
  • You must complete and submit an application form. Only fully completed application forms will be considered and processed.

Guidance notes and the application form template are provided below. 

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