Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Museums Galleries Scotland - Museum Development Fund


The Museum Development Fund is designed to support museums to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations in line with the aims of the National Strategy. They will fund projects that will help you to strategically develop your core work in line with their grant outcomes. The grant outcomes cover four areas – collections, audiences, workforce and sustainability. All projects must deliver against an outcome for sustainability.

This fund can support a wide range of project activity. They will prioritise applications for projects about;

  • Developing digital capacity
  • Re-engaging with communities
  • Workforce capacity and resilience
  • Building resilience
  • Responding to the climate emergency

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply. They will accept applications for partnership work where the majority of the project benefits will be for Accredited museums.

When to apply

There will be two rounds of funding in 2022/23 with deadlines at 5pm on:

  • Round 1 - 13 June 2022 (for decisions 27 July 2022)
  • Round 2 - 31 October 2022 (for decisions 9 December 2022)

Next deadline: 13 Jun 2022

How to apply

Contact the Grants Team at MGS to discuss your proposal before starting to complete an application. Applications should be made via the online application form.

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Activites funded: Advocacy Arts & culture Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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