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The West Midlands Museum Development team will keep museums updated of funding opportunities available through the programme and partner organisations.

Grants of up to £50,000 available

West Midlands Museum Development has launched the new round of the Ready to Borrow Capital Grants Scheme on behalf of Arts Council England (ACE).

Funding is available for capital projects which support Accredited museums to improve their infrastructure in order to meet the collections care standards and security requirements of lenders.

For more details and an application form contact Helen Johnson.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 January 2018.


Capital grants

Arts Council capital investment 2015-2018 To achieve their aim of Great Art and Culture for Everyone they invest in both large and small capital grants. More information can be found on Arts Council England new funding finder. Here you can browse their funding programmes and take a closer look at key information, including key dates and […]

Grants for the arts

What is grants for the arts? Grants for the arts is Arts Council’s Lottery-funded grant programme for individuals, organisations libraries and museums who use the arts in their work. There are grants available for activities carried out over a set period which engage people in England in arts activities and help artists and arts organisations in […]

Small grants

What is a small WMMD grant? Museums may apply for grants of £500-£3,000 for audience development projects.  Although this is a very competitive grant your museum should still apply and if you are unsure please contact your Museum Development Officer for further information.   Eligibility Applicant organisations must hold Full Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation or be […]


AIM Grants AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme The AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme, supported through the generosity of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, are intended to help medium and smaller sized members improve their medium and long term sustainability. Closing dates for the scheme are 1 June and 15 January in each year. More information can be found […]

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