The Museums Association - Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Summary

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. 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 .


Fund details

Status:
Open
Type:
Grant
Source:
Trust/Foundation
When to apply:
Each year there will be two grant rounds, in March and September. The deadline for the next round is 11 September 2019.
Next deadline:
11 Sep 2019
Charities only:
No
Website:
http://www.museumsassociation.org/collections/18022011-esmee-fairbairn-collections-fund
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7566 7851
How to apply
There is a short initial application form. Shortlisted applicants are then invited to make a full application
Exclusions
No exclusions given

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
£20,000
Maximum:
£120,000
Average:
No average provided
Annually awarded:
No annually awarded amount provided
Notes on award amounts:
Projects can last up to three years. Grants are between £20,000 and £120,000.

Organisation

Name:
The Museums Association
Charity number:
SC041856
Website:
http://www.museumsassociation.org
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
020 7566 7800
Address:
42 Clerkenwell Close, , London, EC1R 0AZ

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Geographical Areas

  • UK

Activities

  • Arts and culture
  • Heritage and building preservation

Beneficiaries

  • General public