Grants

Grant funds are available to Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation and MDEM has the following grant funds available in 2022-23:

  • Small Grants of £250 – £1,500 Applications can be submitted between 1 April 2022 and 31 December 2022– applications assessed monthly
  • Collections Access Grants of £100 – £1,000 Applications can be submitted between 1 April 2022 and 31 December 2022 – applications assessed monthly

Click on the title of the below grant for more information and application forms. Should you need further guidance, please contact Laura Hughes, Museum Development Project Officer.

Collections Access Fund

Collections Access Fund

How much can you apply for: £100 – £1,000 per annum Purpose of Grant: To support museums to increase access to collections by improving documentation, storage and care of collections through delivery of collections training for staff and volunteers, by improving...

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Small Grants

Small Grants

How much can you apply for: £250 – £1,500 per annum Purpose of Grant: To support small-scale projects where funding has been difficult to source. What the grant will fund: Purchase of equipment and materials; training costs; match funding towards a purchase/ project/...

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Recovery Grants

How much can you apply for: £1,000 to £5,000 Thanks to Art Fund partnership funding, MDEM is offering Reboot & Recovery Grants to help museums in the East Midlands re-build their offer to audiences and strengthen organisationally in response to the impact of the...

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Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

In response to the pandemic during 2020, Museum Development UK* and The Art Fund worked in partnership to distribute recovery funding to museums across the UK. The priority was to support the recovery phase of small to medium sized museums. These museums are often...

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Programme Grants

Programme Grants

Many of our development programmes have targeted grant support available alongside specific training and consultancy support. See the relevant programme information for details. Is it for you? Eligibility: Only Accredited museums are eligible for support (and those...

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MDEM Grants Case Studies 2020-21

MDEM Grants Case Studies 2020-21

Take a look at some of the below grant case studies to get inspired for your own application. Small Grants Case Studies 2020-21 Royal Crown Derby Museum - £1,193 To purchase a digital screen enabling the medium-term realisation of a larger outreach project and the...

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