Business Development Support
To support business development to improve museum sustainability and resilience. The MDEM Business Development Facilitator can help identify areas of need for support
Are you eligible to apply?
Grants can directly support Accredited museums or those working towards Accreditation.
To access any support including grant funding from MDEM you must complete our Business Diagnostic to identify areas of need that can be supported immediately and in the future. This helps us to plan effectively and direct resources appropriately.
What the grant will fund?
Direct support delivered to a museum via an individual or organisation to help develop:
- cost of buying-in specialist / expert support
- guidance and advisory services
- equipment costs
- match funding etc. to address identified areas of need
We are encouraging all museums to demonstrate how they are match funding their grant from MDEM. We request a minimum of 10% match funding which can be demonstrated in volunteer-time where appropriate.
Museum Commitment: By applying for a grant you are acknowledging that you will provide MDEM with case studies and supporting museum information when requested.
£250 – £1,500. A maximum of one grant will be awarded in any financial year.
Deadline for applications
Museums can apply any time between April and December.
What to do next?
Contact Heather Lomas, Business Development facilitator to discuss your organisation’s eligibility and need.
Not sure if this is for you?
Take a look at our Case Studies page for inspiration and ideas from your region’s peers.