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ViL Project 2017-18
This Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development funded opportunity continues with our aim to support museums to develop sustainable practices in volunteer management.
Survey on the Governance Needs of Arts Organisations and Museums
What are the priority issues for Boards/Trustees of arts organisations and museums? What is working well? How might governance be strengthened?
£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.
Are you interested in employing a Creative Apprentice?
Looking for new ideas, a pair of extra hands and a fresh perspective? An Artswork Creative Apprenticeship might be the answer Artswork are keen to hear from employers interested in employing Creative...
First look at the Annual Return survey for 2014-15
Background to the South East Museums Annual Return, where it came from, how it was developed, and read a summary of 2014-15 feedback.
Legal changes will affect charitable companies
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) which passed into law on 26 March 2015 makes some material changes to UK company law which will impact on companies of all sizes, including charitable companies.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation launches new web resource
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making Foundations, has launched a new web resource to support the embedding of participation in museums and galleries.
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
Hampshire Solent museum and arts centre wins national award for voluntary organisation governance
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant, Hampshire, has been declared winner of the Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize, awarded annually by the NCVO.
Measuring Up and the Inspiring Impact Hub
Two recently launched free online impact-measurement tools for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are estimated to save the sector more than...
New Environmental Sustainability Toolkit for small tourism businesses
Museums across the UK can now access an extremely useful and easy to use online toolkit for making small and medium size tourism destinations more environmentally sustainable (and thereby saving...
Accreditation Update, May 2014
Updated guidance documents and CDP Template from Elaine Sansom, Accreditation Adviser (London and the South East) A new version of the Disposal Toolkit and additional guidance on financially...
AIM launches new Energy Action Group
The Association of Independent Museums has launched a new Energy Action Group at the Museum + Heritage show, providing a new way for museums and UK heritage organisations to reduce their energy...
Collections Trust - Welcome to Collections
Collections Trust is an independent organisation that works with museums, libraries, galleries and archives to improve the management and use of their collections. It does this by providing know-how,...
Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs
Hampshire social entrepreneurs to receive funding to fuel ideas - 2014 Applications to the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme will be opening soon…
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
Free Digital Engagement Framework
Jim Richardson and Jasper Visser have developed a new digital engagement framework which is free to download. The Digital Engagement Framework has been developed to help with the design of...
Could a Traineeship help your museum?
Find out about the Government's new scheme, with Highbury College Portsmouth
Business Survival Toolkit
Created by the Heritage Lottery Fund with other cultural organisations, the ‘Business Survival Toolkit’ website has practical tools to help organisations of all sizes and types to become...
New rounds of ACE funding now open
Arts Council England have launched new rounds of funding for Renaissance Strategic Support Fund & Designation Development Fund
Energy efficiency audits and grants for East Sussex businesses
Energy Efficiency East Sussex is a two year programme, funded by East Sussex County Council, designed to help businesses in the county improve the energy efficiency of their premises and reduce...
Cheap Software for Charities
The Charity Technology Trust (CTT), in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup, offers eligible UK-based charities the opportunity to buy at...
Changes in Accreditation: An update from Samuel Rowlands, (Accreditation Manager)
After a detailed review of the implementation of the revised Accreditation Standard and consideration of feedback received, changes are being implemented to the Accreditation returns programme. These...
With Open Arms: Non-user consultation in museums
Share event with Hampshire Solent project partners who trialled new non-user consultation techniques as part of SEMDP project. Come along and find out how they got on, and join us for a half-day training session with consultation expert, Christina Lister.