Arts Council England MEND Funding Round 2 Applications Opens in May

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…

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Data

The Arts Council England (ACE) has updated it National Lottery grants data for 2021/22. This includes a full list of Project Grant awards offered to organisations in the period April 2021 to August 2021. Such data is a useful resource to see which projects are attracting funding, and thus might help industrial heritage groups or…

Places on Science Funding Scheme

The Royal Society is supporting museums to engage local communities with science through their heritage and collections. They are making available grants of up to £3,500 to small museums, funding projects that tell the stories of science and scientists relevant to communities across the UK. They want to fund projects that: highlight the topics, stories…

Arts Council England launch Private Investment in Culture Survey

Arts Council England has launched the latest version of the Private Investment in Culture Survey, and is inviting Cultural groups and individuals to take part in the survey. The survey covers the last three financial years, and is a key source of information on the role that corporate partnerships, individual giving, and grants from trusts…

‘New Stories New Audiences’ – AIM launches new grant scheme

AIM’s newest grant scheme, ‘New Stories New Audiences’, is now open for applications until 31 October 2021. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the scheme will help small museums tell a new story, attract new audiences, work with a new partner, work differently, and to try something new.  AIM small museum members (up to 20,000…

ACE Cultural Recovery Grants Round 3 Support

ACE has issued new details of the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF 3). Two strands are being administered within the fund – the Continuity Support Fund and the Emergency Resource Support Fund. Other arms-length bodies (NLHF, Historic England, British Film Institute) will also be delivering programmes under the same funding strands.     Continuity Support Organisations that previously received CRF1 & CRF2 grants are eligible to…

Canal & River Trust Completes Repairs Enabled by Heritage Stimulus Fund

The Canal & River Trust has completed the repairs enabled by the award of c.£1.6m through the Heritage Stimulus Fund, which forms part the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Administered by Historic England, the works covered 14 projects across the canal network and involved the replacement of lock gates, and lock and bridge repairs, including the…