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A range of grants are offered to help support development of collections, services, staff and volunteers.
The Collection Grants programme supports non-national museums in London with their collection care and documentation work. These small £500 grants could be used to:
Purchase equipment or materials to assist with:
Procure training for your staff and volunteers in:
Consultancy costs towards:
In 2016/17, 21 grants of approximately £500.00 were awarded over the two tranches, to 19 different museums, with an additional 2 projects supported through the Regional Conservation Team programme as a direct result of their Collection Grant applications. Download a full overview of the 2016/17 projects (PDF 1.15mb, opens in new tab).
Strong & Safe is a programme for London’s Local Authority-funded Museum and Archives Services, being run by London Museum Development in association with The National Archives.
The Strong & Safe grant fund provided funding for projects from London local authority supported services that clearly link to forward planning and organisational priorities. These priorities are identified through a quick diagnostic (Excel 28kb, opens in new tab) which services undertook prior to application.
Strong & safe grants will be used towards:
A summary of the projects funded will be made available later in the year.
Following the success of Round 1, Arts Council England funded a second round of Ready to Borrow: Small Scale Capital Development grants for the period 2016-18.
Museums were offered the opportunity to upgrade their buildings and exhibitions spaces so that they could meet the environmental and security condition requirements of the Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS), thus enabling them to receive loans from national and other larger museums. The programme allowed the sharing of notable objects and works of art in new and different parts of London, enabling more people to see, learn and enjoy these great treasures.
The London Museum Development Team had an allocated grant of £194,000 to support loans from National museums and Major Partner Museums to non-national museums in London. Museums applied for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £50,000. These grants have been awarded to the Garden Museum, Gunnersbury Park Museum, Islington Museum and Orleans House Gallery.