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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 accredited museums to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations. They will fund support museums to deliver medium sized, strategic sustainable development projects in line with your own business plans and Scotland’s museums and galleries Strategy.

This fund can support a wide range of project activity. You must demonstrate how you will meet the grant outcomes:

  1. Funded organisations will be more resilient
  2. Funded organisations will be more environmentally sustainable
  3. Collections will be better cared for and managed and more accessible
  4. The museum workforce will be more skilled, confident, and diverse
  5. A wider range of people will be engaging with and represented in museums
  6. Museums will enhance quality of life for people by improving wellbeing, supporting learning, or contributing to place-making

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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

Upcoming deadlines for expressions of interest are 5pm on:

  • 10 October 2023 (full deadline 17 October for decisions in November)

Next deadline: 10 Oct 2023

How to apply

You must first submit an expression of interest by the EOI deadline for the round you wish to apply for.

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Activites funded: Advocacy Arts & culture Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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