supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Museums Association - Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund
The fund focuses on time-limited work on collections which has clear social benefit, outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.
Between 2017 and 2019, the Fund will award £3.5m to collections projects that demonstrate the inspiring and engaging potential of collections to deliver social impact for people and communities, innovating for the sector or at least for your organisation. They are looking for proposals to: work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use; and through that collections work, involve, inspire and have impact on people, communities and audiences. T
To be successful applications will need to:
Engage local communities and/or those who aren’t typical museum attendees;
and think about social impact and be developmental for the organisation or sector .
The fund is now open and grants of between £20,000-£120,000 are available for projects lasting up to three years.