Collections Care Grants

We offer grants of up to £600 to help museums address preventive conservation concerns that improve the care and condition of their collections.

Grants are available to South East museums (non-NPO, non-National) that are Accredited or formally Working Towards Accreditation.

There is a limited pot of funding available.  We will be assessing applications over four rounds.  Decisions will be announced within three weeks of each closing date.

1st Round:          4 May 2021 (opens)             15 June 2021 (closed)

2nd Round:          15 July 2021 (opens)           1 Sept 2021 (closes)

3rd Round:          1 Oct 2021 (opens)              15 Nov 2021 (closes)

4th Round:          15 Dec 2021 (opens)           1 Feb 2022 (closes)

Next steps

  1. Talk to your local Museum Development Officer before you submit your application.
  2. Read the Grant Guidance document below to help you prepare your application and understand our terms and conditions. Download here (PDF).
  3. Complete sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 of the Benchmarks in Collections Care self-audit tool (Collections Trust). Download here.
  4. Complete the online Collections Care Grant Application Form.

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