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Our Funding Programmes

Find out more about our recently awarded grants here

Collecting for the Future: Acquisitions Programme

About the fund

This fund is supported by the Esmé Mitchell Trust and enables accredited museums to apply for up to £1,000 towards the purchase of cultural and artistic objects in partnership with museum users and communities.  

Before you apply

  • Check that you are an eligible museum
  • Discuss your proposed application with Siobhan Stevenson by e-mailing siobhan.stevenson@nimc.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Ongoing – no deadline

Please click below for further information and supporting documents:

Collecting for the Future - Guidance Notes

Collecting for the Future - Application Form

 

Museums Connect Grant

About the fund

This grant is to support museums whether open or closed to adapt existing or develop new ways to connect and re-engage with audiences.  Accredited museums can apply for up to £2,000.

Before you apply

  • Check you are an eligible museum
  • Read the guidance notes below
  • Discuss your application with devofficer@nimc.co.uk

Applications open on Monday 13th December 2021 and the closing date is 4pm on Friday 21st January 2022.

Museums Connect-Application Form

Museums Connect-Guidance Notes

 

Museums Collections Care Grant

About the fund

The Collections Care Grant supports museums to fund goods and services which will enhance collections care.  This grant will support local museums in maintaining their accreditation status and support work that focuses on ‘areas for improvement’. The Grant will enable museums to maintain standards and ensure their collections are maintained, protected and sustainable.

Before you apply

  • Check you are an eligible museum
  • Read the guidance notes below
  • Discuss your application with devofficer@nimc.co.uk

Applications open on 13th December 2021 and the closing date is 4pm on Friday 21st January 2022.

Collections Care-Application Form

Collections Care-Guidance Notes


Playful Museums Festival Grant

About the fund

These grants are to support activity to create playful museum spaces and programming for children under 5 their parents, carers, and teachers.  The grants will support activity planned to take place during February 2022.

Before you apply

  • Check you are an eligible museum
  • Read the guidance notes below
  • Discuss your application with rachel.mccance@nimc.co.uk

Currently closed for applications.

Please note- all completed applications should only be sent to the email address info@nmni.co.uk by the stated deadline.