The Museums Association - Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund
The Collections Fund supports museums to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities. All applications to the Collections Fund must focus on existing collections, typically held by an Accredited museum or partnership of museums and other organisations, and the funded work must engage and involve audiences to achieve public benefit.
It is an essential requirement of the Collections Fund that projects use collections to engage, involve and inspire audiences. They are keen to support museums that can prioritise and develop their collections needs, to meet the unique potential of museums to make a difference to people’s lives.
Geographical areas funded: UK
- Type of funding:
- Type of cost:
- Capital, Revenue
Fund award sizes
Notes on award amounts: Premium information
Who can apply
The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is open to all museums and galleries in the United Kingdom. Applicants from within the museum sector must be members of the Museums Association.
Applications from national museums must be in partnership with at least one non-national museum.
When to apply
Expression of interest deadlines are 26 April for grant awards in July and 13 September for awards in December.
Next deadline: 26th Apr 2021
How to apply
Contact the team to discuss your idea. Shortlisted applicants are then invited to make a full application.
Beneficiaries funded: General public
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