Grants Scheme

The Museums Essex Small Grants Scheme is intended to help museums, galleries and historical organisations whose collections are open to the public.  The Small Grants Scheme will have two rounds per year and each round will be themed.

Since the scheme started Museums Essex has awarded 22 grants, totalling £10,204, to 16 museums.

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To be eligible for a Museums Essex Small Grant the organisation must be a not-for-profit member of Museums Essex, located within the historic county of Essex and whose collections must be publicly accessible.  All objects requiring conservation or restoration must be owned by the applicant museum, gallery or heritage organisation.  Applicants may be asked for a copy of their governing document to verify their not-for-profit status.

Organisations that have applied for a grant before, whether successful or not, are eligible to apply, subject to having completed the required grant report where money has been previously awarded by Museums Essex.

Please note that the Museums Essex Small Grants Scheme is in addition to the Grant Scheme administered by SHARE Museums East, but could be used to compliment the SHARE Scheme. The deadline for applications is 6.00 pm on Friday 4 November 2016.

Download the Small Grants Application Form Round 6