Grant Directories

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Wellcome Trust - Research Resources Awards in Humanities and Social Science (UK, Republic of Ireland)

The Wellcome Trust is a research charity that funds research to improve human and animal health. The Trust supports both biomedical research and research into the public understanding of science. Through the Research Resource Awards in Humanities and Social Science programme the Trust helps collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers.

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Public Engagement with Science Organisations (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Public Engagement with Science Organisations funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations that are in possession of significant scientific or natural history collections to improve public engagement with science through projects related to the history of science. Grants are generally awarded towards refurbishing or creating new galleries and, occasionally, education and learning spaces.

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Museums and Galleries (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Museums and Galleries funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations undertaking projects to improve the display and interpretation of nationally significant collections for the public. Grants are generally awarded towards refurbishing or creating new galleries and, occasionally, education and learning spaces.

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Libraries and Archives (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Libraries and Archives funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations caring for nationally significant collections and which have a clear emphasis on public access and engagement. Grants are generally awarded towards collection storage facilities and research, education or interpretation spaces.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Museums and Heitage (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through its Museums and Heritage grant scheme, the Foundation supports organisations that conserve and interpret our nation’s heritage for future generations, ensuring it is accessible and available to all.

Association of Independent Museums - Hallmarks Awards (England & Wales)

Introduced in 2015, the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums identify and promote the typical characteristics of successful heritage organisations, based on the experience of two generations of leaders of innovative museums combined with respected thinking and research.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £250,000 - £5million (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund uses money raised by players of the National Lottery to fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This could include oral history; cultural traditions; nature; natural and designed landscapes; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; etc. Funding is available for repairs and conservation, digital technology, new staff posts, paid training placements and professional fees. Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000 (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund uses money raised by players of the National Lottery to fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This could include oral history; cultural traditions; nature; natural and designed landscapes; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; etc.  Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

John Ellerman Foundation – Museums and Galleries Fund (UK)

The John Ellerman Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world, by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. The Museums and Galleries fund aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 of funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The average grant size is approximately £86,000 over a period of 2 to 3 years.

Association of Independent Museums - Collections Care Scheme (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums supports independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The AIM Collections Care Grant Scheme which is funded by the Pilgrim Trust has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of their collections through improvements to collections care within their museum. Grants may enable museums to receive tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, training of staff or volunteers to use new equipment. The maximum grant available is £10,000.

Association of Independent Museums - Training Grants (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums support and champion independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The AIM Training Grants Programme helps to support member museums in developing the skills and expertise of their staff and trustees. Grants of up to £300 are available for course fees, conferences, museum study visits and mentoring placements. Priority will be given to smaller museums receiving fewer than 20,000 visitors per year. Funding can be used for fees, accommodation and travel costs

Association of Independent Museums - Collections Care Audits (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums support and champion independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The Collection Care Audits programme is designed to enable small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Audits will be carried out by an accredited conservator to help smaller AIM members identify key issues and priorities for their museum. Funded by the Pilgrim Trust, the scheme will support museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently in the long-term, to meet the standards required for Accreditation and will give museums the option to undertake an audit before making a full application to the AIM Collections Care Grant Scheme. The funded support will be £1,050 (£350 per day) plus travel and VAT if necessary to cover the costs of the accredited conservator undertaking the audit

Association of Independent Museums - Sustainability Grant Scheme (UK)

Arts Council England - National Lottery Project Grants (England)

Carnegie Library Lab Programme (UK & Ireland)

The Carnegie Library Lab Programme aims to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector. The Trust accepts applications from individual library staff in early and mid-management roles. The Trust believes that for libraries to be excellent services, innovation and leadership must be cultivated at all levels. Library Lab is more than just project funding and individuals must be committed to personal development and participating in all aspects of the programme. Successful applicants will receive funding of between £5,000 and £15,000 to help them develop and implement an innovative idea in relation to public library services; an online modular learning programme to support innovation and leadership skills; Mentoring - to assist with project and personal development; Communication and Networking among participants to enable ideas to be shared.

Foyle Foundation - Main Grants Scheme - Learning (UK)

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. It provides grants primarily in the areas of Arts and Learning. The Main Grants Scheme - Learning programme supports charities with projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long term strategic impact. Key areas for support are: libraries, museums and archives; special educational needs; projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue. Examples of previous funding include: Imperial War Museum - redevelopment of First World War galleries; Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal - replacement facilities for the Windermere Steamboat Museum and re-open it to the public. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000.

Grant Scheme to Promote Preventive Conservation within Museums (UK)

The Scheme has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum.  Bids will typically be low energy and low carbon methods that can be easily maintained by non-technical staff and volunteers. Priority will be given to obtaining professional advice in compiling conservation and implementation strategies, and training for volunteers. The maximum grant awarded will be £10,000 with the average grant awarded being around £5,000.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport / Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

The Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund was established in 2000 to improve the quality of displays, exhibition spaces, collection interpretation and disabled access in museums and galleries. To date, nearly £40 million has been allocated for the refurbishment of museum and gallery spaces through this partnership. The programme is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Grants are made up to the level of £300,000. Examples of projects that have received funding include: £100,000 to Gloucester Waterways Museum for ‘From Birmingham to the Sea' exhibition; £160,000 for redevelopment of IWM Duxford American Air Museum and £100,000 going to the renovation of Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Iranian Heritage Foundation Grant (UK)

Founded in 1995, the Iranian Heritage Foundation is a non-political charity that aims to protect and promote Iranian cultural heritage. Concerned with the history, language and culture of Iran the objectives of the Foundation are pursued by encouraging and supporting top quality research and activites concerned with Iranian cultural heritage.  Support is given to academic projects and may include; archaeology; history; language. Grants of £500 to £3,000 may be available for research, travel, conferences, workshops and publications.  Priority is given to first time applicants.

The Leche Trust (UK)

The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding in the following areas: Historic buildings - the repair and conservation of buildings, artefacts and important historic gardens of the Georgian period or earlier; Church furnishings - the conservation of church features and furnishings of the Georgian and earlier periods, including monuments, tombs, wall paintings, historically-important glass, and furniture and fittings such as pulpits, fonts and pews; Museums and other institutions with historic collections - the conservation and acquisition of items for historic collections, with preference given to objects of the Georgian period or earlier; Arts - projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new works. Under a separate programme, Trustees also provide hardship grants to Overseas PhD Students.

Clore Duffield Foundation Main Grants Programmes (UK)

The Clore Duffield Foundation is a grant making charity which concentrates its support on cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations, leadership training for the cultural and social sectors, social care and enhancing Jewish life. Through its main grants programme, the Foundation makes grants of between £10,000 to in excess of £1 million to registered charities; the majority of support under this programme is directed towards the cultural sector. Funding is available for capital re-developments as well as project, programme and revenue funding. There is no deadline for the Main Grants Programme and applications are accepting on a rolling basis.

Acquisition Grants to Local Authorities to Underwrite Repairs Notices (England)

This grant scheme focuses on help to local planning authorities to underwrite the cost of serving a Repairs Notice under sections 47, 48 and 52 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 on historic buildings which have fallen into a serious and dangerous state of decay. Grant eligible expenditure can include the cost of professional services brought in by an authority to enable it to serve Repairs Notices, as well as the acquisition price. As well as funding local authorities to underwrite the cost of serving a Repairs Notice, Historic England can also, in extreme cases, help with the subsequent acquisition of a building if such action, as a last resort, is deemed necessary.

National Art Collection Fund (UK)

Any UK public collection accredited with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) may apply to the Art Fund for a grant to help purchase items including paintings, sculpture, coins, costumes, decorative arts, furniture, and installations dating from antiquity to the present day. The Art Fund will usually fund part of the cost of an acquisition, with the remaining funds coming from your own or other resources. In exceptional circumstances the Art Fund will provide 100% funding. The funding available ranges from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000 and falls under the following grant schemes: Main Grants; Small Grants; Auctions.

John Ellerman Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

Within the UK, the Foundation provides grants to registered charities doing work of national significance that make a practical difference to people, society and the natural world.  Grants are made for projects in three categories: Social Action;Arts; Environment.  The Foundation distributes around £4 million in grants every year and the minimum grant that a charity can apply for is £10,000. A small number of Environment grants are made to projects in UK overseas Territories and exceptionally for marine projects outside UK waters.