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Collecting Cultures

Collecting Cultures is an initiative from the Heritage Lottery Fund which supports museums, libraries and archives to develop their collections through strategic acquisition projects. Grantees plan and deliver programmes of targeted purchase and engage a wider range of people with their collections.

The initiative is intended to:

  • support the development of collections and their use through strategic acquisition programmes, related research and public programmes
  • enhance the professional knowledge and skills of staff working in museums, libraries and archives
  • use strategic collecting programmes to support the funded museums, libraries and archives to increase resilience as an organisation.

Grants from £50,000 to £500,000 are available, and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on 2 May 2014.

Find out more and apply!

The HLF recommends that you send in a project enquiry form before you apply - this must be done before 3 March 2014.