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Fund the Future

Our Fund the Future programme will offer museums income generation strategies designed for a post-pandemic economy. Museums will get the chance to design personalised plans to improve income generation performance.

Fund the Future: Income Generation micro-consultancies programme 2022-23

Are you worried that money is going out faster than it’s coming in?

There is no escaping the fact that our museums’ budgets look very different to three years ago. The income generation strategies that worked for us before COVID can no longer be assumed to work in a post-pandemic, mid-cost-of-living-crisis world.

You know change is needed…but what does the right strategy look like for your museum?

We’re giving 4 museums the chance to work with a specialist consultant to give you the support you need to create bespoke, realistic plans to improve your income generation performance.

Working with David Burgess of Apollo Fundraising, the successful museums will receive an independent audit of their current strategy and performance, recommendations as to potential new sources of income appropriate to their work, and an action plan setting out the steps needed to maximise their income generation potential.

As well as providing museums with a roadmap to greater financial sustainability, these “micro consultancies” will include 3 months of support, ensuring the museums have the skills and confidence to turn these plans in to action.

The micro-consultancies will run from August 2022 to the end of January 2023. More information on eligibility can be found in the Guidance for Applicants, which you can read here. If you would like to apply, please complete and return an Application Form, along with any supporting documents to [email protected] no later than 5.00pm on Monday 18 July 2022. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about these grants please get in touch with Yvette Shepherd, MDO Organisational Health, tel: 078 4120 6864