MDEM offered Small Grants to help museums in the East Midlands to support small-scale projects from £250-£1,500 where funding had been difficult to source, and prioritising urgent needs related to the Covid-19 crisis. These case studies are taken from grants awarded between April 2020 to March 2021.
Purpose of Grants: To support small-scale projects such as: purchase of equipment and materials; training costs; match funding towards a purchase/ project/ short term temporary contract to advise or support an activity or development e.g. making a grant application/ running events/ project management etc.
Overall MDEM awarded 30 Small Grants in 2020-21. These covered a range of projects from purchasing PPE equipment to creating an in-depth virtual tour of a museum.
Small Grant Case Study – Chainbridge Forge
Amount of grant applied for: £1500.00
Date of application: May 2020
Project Delivery: December 2020
Chain Bridge Forge submitted a successful application in May 2020 to hire a web developer which enabled them to increase the number of website views and to make the information held more accessible through digital mapping.