Helping South East Museums

Since April 2020, we have awarded over £158k through 4 small grants schemes to help south east museums respond to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Our priority was to assist accredited museums that were unsuccessful or unable to secure Emergency Response Funding from larger funding bodies.

Along with our funding partners Arts Council England, South Downs National Park Authority and Art Fund, we have supported a range of activity including gallery redisplays, collections care, digital engagement, audience development through temporary exhibitions, visitor research, website improvements, and Covid-safe adaptations.

  • £158,583 funding awarded
  • 63 museums awarded grants
  • 24% SE museums supported
  • 93% recipients independent museums
  • 52% recipients small, volunteer-led museums

SEMDP Funding Map

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