In this edition we share inspiration for creativity online and offline and an insight into some of our team’s tips for wellbeing.

This week’s newsletter has been created with Liz Clarke, our Museum Development Officer in the West of England and Eleanor Moore, Sustainable Volunteering Officer.
We know that it takes passion, dedication and empathy to work in this sector and the value of culture has become even more pronounced even if it still remains difficult to articulate.

Now, more than ever, we need to nuture and amplify the connection between culture and wellbeing – individually and collectively.

Read the newsletter which shares inspiration for creativity and things that have made us smile.

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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 are in our 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 has now closed