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Applying for ACE Project Grants

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Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022

Due to popular demand we’re repeating this workshop.

“Sarah was great and helped to demystify the application process. Her section on the use of the right language to sound more confident was so useful.”

Join West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Sarah Waldron for this workshop on writing convincing funding applications, with a focus on National Lottery Project Grants.

Sarah will show how to present yourself and your organisation as a viable investment and how to clearly present your project. You will learn what the funder wants from your application, look at the confident writing style required and understand how to put together the supporting documentation to make your application succeed.

What are National Lottery Project Grants?

National Lottery Project Grants (Project Grants) are Arts Council England’s (ACE’s) open access programme for arts, libraries and museums project funding. Grants range from £1,000 to £100,000+; they are divided into applications for under £30,000 and applications for over £30,000.

Accredited and non-Accredited museums can apply for a Project Grant at any time, however ACE have recently introduced ‘Unlocking Collections’ as a Time Limited Priority. This means that until November 2022, ACE is prioritising and encouraging museums to apply for activity to develop their collections-based work and increase public engagement with, and use of, their collections.

Please note: the workshop will focus on writing Project Grant applications, not the Project Grant guidance or eligibility.

Bookings for this event will close 5pm, Friday 15 July.

Before the workshop

Please familiarise yourself with the guidance and eligibility criteria by reading these documents from the ACE website:

Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

The webinar will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

About Sarah

Sarah is a freelance consultant and bid writer, specialising in arts, heritage and community projects. She has helped many clients gain funding for the first time. Having previously worked for ACE and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), Sarah has extensive experience of working with a variety of organisations, giving advice and guidance on funded projects, grant management and strategic objectives.

Applying for ACE Project Grants
Tuesday 19 July, 2pm-4pm

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