FUNDING: The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Deadline for Applications:  15 March 2017, 5.00pm

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, is an ongoing initiative funding projects which develop collections to achieve social impact.

Established in 2011, 72 projects have so far received grants totalling £4.9m in its first eleven funding rounds. Between 2017 and 2019 it is offering a total of £3.5m in grants, as well as providing events and resources for the whole sector. Museums, galleries and heritage organisations from across the UK can apply for a grant of between £20,000 and £120,000 for a project lasting up to three years.
The Museums Association are looking for applications from organisations whose proposed projects will:

• Work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use while involving, inspiring and having an impact on people, communities and audiences.

• Engage local communities and/or those who aren’t typical museum attendees, and think about social impact.

• Be developmental for the organisation or sector.

• Consider the project’s legacy, even if this is hard to define at the start of the project.

For further details including application forms and guidance, Click Here.

If you wish to discuss a potential project further, please contact Sally Colvin––for an informal conversation and advice on developing an application. 

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