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Grant Support for Significant Challenges – WMMD Strategic Intervention Fund

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Monday 23rd January 2023

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) has launched a new grant scheme, the Strategic Intervention Fund (SIF), to support you to find strategic solutions and a sustainable way forward in difficult times.

This may mean:

  • seeking external expertise
  • exploring new ways of working or new opportunities
  • reviewing practices that are no longer fit for purpose
  • exploring alternative business or governance models
  • advice on the best way for your organisation to respond to an emerging challenge

You can apply for up to £2,500* to help you deal with significant challenges.

For further information please download and read the guidance

Download and complete the application form 

The grant fund will be considered on a rolling basis, with monthly panels scheduled, to enable museums to make requests when need arises

Museums will receive a decision within a maximum of six weeks from the point of application

The SIF will support Accredited museums or those formally Working Towards Accreditation in the West Midlands.

National Portfolio Organisations and National museums are not eligible to apply.

*Grants of up to £5,000 may be considered in exceptional circumstances. You’re encouraged to contact the WMMD team at to discuss this prior to application.


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