The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund – 23rd March 2020 (UK)

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people.

Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants to work with and the activities and context of the organisation.

The fund has awarded £9.1m to 113 projects since it launched in 2011. Recent projects include Multaka-Oxford at the Pitt Rivers Museum and the History of Science Museum in Oxford, which creates volunteering opportunities for forced migrants to work with collections.

The closing date for applications in the current round is the 23rd March 2020.

Useful Links:

Application guidance

 Collections innovation and engagement – expression of interest form

 List of successful applications to December 2019

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