Our latest newsletter talks through how you can continue to care for your collection with or without access to your museum.

Our weekly news is themed to support you on a specific area: this week is highlighting managing risks your collections during closure.

Read the full newsletter from Thursday 23rd April

You can download the newsletter in a pdf resource format 

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We have a dedicated COVID-19 page with regular updates. Every week are adding to our newly launched COVID-19 specific resources section

SW Museum Skills programme: we are asking for your feedback to inform our training later this year. Let us know what your immediate and forthcoming training priorities in our training survey.

Updates to emergency funding:

National Lottery Heritage Fund £50 Million Heritage Emergency Fund

Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are open for organisations in receipt of Lottery project funding (of over £10,000) which have completed within the past 10 years

The application was launched on March 15th with:
Offline application form – to use as a template for questions before completing the….
Online application – this must be completed in one go (you cannot save it for later)
Application deadline – 30 June 2020

It is important for you to set out your case for investment based on evidence of your financial need. See our funding factsheet here.


Arts Council England’s Emergency Funding update

– up to £35,000 per application

Round 2 is now open and will close this Thursday 30th April.

The last day to register for an applicant profile on Grantium has extended to today 27th April.

Start your application with this offline template (for non-NPO organisations)
Read the full guidance and use the template to support you to develop your proposal prior to entering the content into the Grantium Portal