Funders

At MDEM not only do we offer our own grants but we also provide support and advice to museums looking to find other external funding.

We recommend all museums in the region who are seeking specific funding opportunities to take a look at the East Midlands Funding Forum, a network which advertises current and localised funding opportunities. You can sign up to their newsletter by emailing them.

You may also find the below information from some of the main sector funders useful:

Arts Council England
Art Fund
Association of Independent Museums
National Lottery Heritage
Museums Association

If you’d like to discuss your funding options further or would like advice in making a funding application, then please contact Claire Browne.

The Elizabeth Hammond Grant

The Elizabeth Hammond Grant

This grant was set up in 2016 by the Costume Society following a bequest from the estate of the late Elizabeth Hammond (1926-2011) a founder member of the Society and a former Trustee.  She was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, a teacher, embroiderer, artist and...

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The Daphne Bullard Grant

The Daphne Bullard Grant

The Daphne Bullard Trust was set up in 1973 on the initiative of the family of the late Mrs Daphne Bullard, Keeper of Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, “to promote the conservation of dress and textiles of all periods and their display.”  It considers...

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The Kathy Callow Grant

The Kathy Callow Grant

The Trust was founded in 1994 from part of the estate of the late Kathy Callow ‘to provide awards with a long-term benefit to the Public for the conservation of social history evidence and artefacts in small museums.’   Kathy was the curator of the Priest’s House...

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External Conservation Grants

External Conservation Grants

The DAPHNE BULLARD, KATHY CALLOW, ELIZABETH HAMMOND ASSOCIATION (Registered Charity no 1166336) The Association administers grants for the conservation of objects in Accredited Museums or those who are working towards Accreditation. All the grants expect that...

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