MEND (museum estate and development fund) run by ACE is a capital fund targeted at non-national Accredited museums and local authorities based in England to apply for funding to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlogs which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. It offers grants between £50k and £5m to help museums across England carry out maintenance and improve their infrastructure.
Applicant guidance for the next round of MEND funding is now available. Check out the applicant guidance here.
MEND applicant webinar
ACE are hosting a webinar for potential applicants. This will cover information on who can apply, how much they can apply for, and what potential applicants can do to prepare (including key dates and deadlines).
The webinar will take place on 28 April, 10:30 – 12:00. Potential applicants can sign up to the free webinar here
Following the webinar ACE will also share recordings.
Expression of Interest
The online Expression of Interest form for MEND will open on Grantium at 9am on 9 May 2022. Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 12pm midday on 17 June 2022.