The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, funds projects which develop collections to achieve social impact.
Museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK can apply for support for time-limited projects that use collections for a social purpose, demonstrating that collections change lives and enhance public benefit.
Grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 are available for initiatives lasting up to three years that:
Successful proposals will:
Provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and administered by the Museums Association (MA), the Collections Fund will distribute £3.5 million between 2017 and 2019 and aims to draw on the learning from these projects and beyond to stimulate excellent practice across the whole sector, through open events and resources for everyone.
The next deadline for applications is 12 September 2018 (5pm)