Arts Council England has published guidance for Round 2 of the Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND).
The Guidance can be found here on the Arts Council England website.
This is an open-access 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.
The criteria for the Museum Estate and Development Fund have been set by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Arts Council England, Historic England (HE) and The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). The grants are administered, awarded and monitored by Arts Council England. Funding has been provided by DCMS.
There is £16.9 million available for round 2 with eligible organisation able to apply for grants of £50k and £5 million.
The online Expression of Interest form will open on Grantium at 9am, Monday 9 May. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is noon, Friday 17 June.
The full online application form will open on Grantium at noon, Monday 18 July. The deadline for submitting a full application is noon, Friday 23 September.
Decisions will be announced in March 2023.