Grants

SEMDP run several small grant schemes each year which aim to help museums, and the museum workforce, grow and develop.  Our grants are mostly funded by Arts Council England, but this year we also had support from South Downs National Park Authority and Art Fund.

In response to Covid-19, we repurposed our usual grant schemes and other funding to support a range of ‘emergency’ grants:  Collections at Risk, Saving Collections, Ready to Reopen, Recovery Grants.  These schemes are all now closed.

We hope to relaunch some new grant schemes later this year.

SEMDP Grants 2020-21


Recovery GrantsArt Fund Logo

Supported by Art Fund and Museum Development Network (MDN)

THIS GRANT IS NOW CLOSED.

We are pleased to have awarded over £70,000 to museums in the South East to help with reopening and recovery activities.


Collections at Risk Grants

THIS GRANT IS NOW CLOSED.

We are pleased to have awarded over £20,000 to 13 museums in the South East to help cover the cost of additional security and collections care incurred in response to the Covid-19 crisis.


Saving Collections Grants

THIS GRANT IS NOW CLOSED.

In partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority we are pleased to have awarded over £18,000 to 10 museums in the Hampshire and East and West Sussex to help cover the cost of additional security and collections care incurred in response to the Covid-19 crisis.


Ready to Reopen Grants

THIS GRANT IS NOW CLOSED.

We are pleased to have awarded over £46,000 to 30 museums in the South East to help cover the cost of preparing and adapting their site for reopening.


Helping Museums Apply for Emergency Relief Funds

Request one of our free bid-writing surgeries with Sonia Rasbery to hone your emergency grant applications including those offered by Art Fund, Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Bounce Back Loans.

Contact your Museum Development Officer to book a time.


 

Image: The Beaney - Canterbury

Accessibility Options

The following options may make it easier for you to use this website

Change the contrast of colours and text

Change the size of the size of the text

Toggle the display of images