Giving a voice to museum people in the North West since 1927

Small Grants

We’re delighted to have re-opened our CPD Small Grants fund for individual members offering funding of up to £200 towards professional development activities.

Three women at a Museum Basics training looking at the back of a framed picture on a table to prepare for packing it into tissue paper.

Why not apply?

Our CPD Small Grants programme is now open for applications from individual members of the Fed, so we’d love you to apply. We have recently increased our maximum grant to £200 to help you access professional development opportunities like in person or online training, spending time with another organisation, or another way of developing your skills and experience. You can apply by completing a short application form and providing brief further information.

Join Us

If you aren’t already an individual member, find out how to join for just £12 per year.

How to Apply

Full guidelines are below. The next deadline for grant applications is:

Museum Basics

Museums Basics are focused, small group training events covering critical practical museum knowledge, like object marking and labelling, packing and storage, and disaster planning.

In Conversation

Our In Conversation events take place in person and online, covering key current issues in the sector. You’ll hear from expert speakers with inspiring case studies, and have the chance to contribute your expertise too.