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Free elearning course: 'What is an EU project?'
Now's the time to make the most of the European funding opportunities still available. Find out how, with this free online learning module.
'Extraordinary art in unexpected places' open call for new ideas from @Artangel #artangeleverywhere deadline 30 April 2017.
Job/Freelance Opportunity: Fundraising Development Officer, Petersfield Museum
An opportunity to be part of the museum's exciting major expansion programme following the purchase of Petersfield Police Station in September 2016. Fixed Term (October 2016 – April 2018)
HLF launches new funding schemes
The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching a new £8million annual investment programme to help organisations and partnerships build their resilience, and a £15million scheme to help put culture at the heart of successful communities.
Update from Creative Europe Desk UK on the outcome of the EU referendum
No immediate material changes to the current arrangements for those who have successfully applied, are currently being assessed, or are planning to apply for Creative Europe funding in 2016 and 2017.
The Community Business Peer Network Programme
Are you an existing peer network that wants to help community businesses connect? The Power to Change Peer Network Programme is offering grants of up to £75,000.
£10 million Community Business Fund re-opens for applications
Open until 31 August awarding grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to help existing community businesses implement projects to make them more sustainable.
Grants update from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
New fund offers grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area to enable individuals with complex barriers to move closer or into employment - plus other funds open
Webinars and training from the 'Giving to Heritage' programme
The national HLF-funded 'Giving to Heritage' programme is running a series of webinars and training up until March 2016 when the programme will finish.
Sign up now for a FREE 1:1 Support and Consultancy Sessions from Heritage Giving
The aim of the sessions is to assist those at all levels of heritage fundraising through tailored support and guidance from a fundraising expert. On 23rd June the fundraising expert also happens to be our digital expert so any digital queries or follow up
Pioneering investment fund brings social finance to the Arts and Museums
£7million Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and philanthropic investment - new funding model will bring social investment to the Arts
Heritage Lottery Fund - apply now for First World War Then and Now
Explore the heritage of the First World War with grants of £3,000–£10,000. This programme has a short application form, and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.
Online Giving: DONATE Case Study from the Battersea Arts Centre
Find out how DONATE from the National Funding Scheme (NFS) pulled in an astonishing £50,000 in mobile and online donations to support Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) after their devastating fire on Friday 13th March.
New Heritage Funding Helpline launched
New source of advice will enable you to pose a question to a fundraising expert, or gain help with reviewing an application and receive fundraising advice as and when you need it.
Findings from a recent Donation Box Study are in!
Last year, Jayne Franck from the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge ran an open survey for all museum and cultural organisation to share information about the performance of their donation box.
Giving Digitally Through DONATE
Set up in March 2013, DONATE is the mobile platform and the public-facing brand of the National Funding Scheme - a registered charity specifically set up to support the arts, heritage and culture sector.
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme now open to museums
Could you be a fundraising mentor?
Mentors are currently being identified for Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy and will be offered the opportunity to attend a free training course early next year.
Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ project update
Project to be officially launched in October in Winchester...
Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ update - Cohort 1 museums complete philanthropy audit
Audit evaluates five key skill areas: philanthropic fundamentals; understanding the fundraising environment; leadership; relationship management; and capacity building.
National Museum of the Royal Navy celebrates 100 years of untold stories with the opening of new £11.5M visitor attractions
Three major new attractions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, opened for the first time yesterday.
Useful funding digests for Hampshire Solent museums
Online signposting to help you find the funding your project needs
Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum
Successful fundraising campaign saves ring from export
Brading Roman Villa develops partnership with the British Museum
New secure gallery space enables loan of important Roman objects
First World War Centenary: ACE announce new funding programme
14-18 Now: Artists from around the world to mark the First World War Centenary
The Friends of The National Libraries: Grants for acquisition of books, manuscripts, archives and collections
Hampshire Solent Museums Conference 2018
Annual get-together of staff and volunteers from museums in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and beyond. Meet peers, new contacts and important stakeholders, and find out about good practice in museums locally
LGBT+ Heritage Projects – Heritage Lottery Fund Briefing and Networking Event
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is committed to helping support projects that investigate the richness and diversity of LGBT+ history and experience. Special twilight event in partnership with the Classic Boat Museum and the South East Museum Development