Museums Essex launches Small Grants Round 8

Museums Essex is pleased to launch Small Grants Round 8.

Six grants of up to £500 will be awarded. Four of these will be available to museums which are either Accredited or are working towards Accreditation as the funding comes from SHARE Museums East. The remaining two grants will be open to all museums in Essex irrespective of whether they are Accredited or not. Applicants must be members of Museums Essex.

This round will accept applications for activities and equipment to enable museums to recover from the impact of COVID-19, including re-opening in 2021. Areas covered include:

  • Marketing materials and specialist advice
  • Business and financial planning
  • Adaptations to a museum venue to make it COVID-19 secure, including signage
  • Website development, including virtual exhibitions.

Other areas may be considered by the Trustees if in their view they contribute to the ability of a museum to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Guidance and application documents

Download the application form (with full guidance) and the assessment criteria, so you can see how applications will be assessed by the Museums Essex Trustees.

Deadline is Monday 14 December.

Enquiries about the process/your application should be directed to me, and your completed application should be submitted to Philip Wise –

I am very happy to support organisations with their grant applications and supply feedback/advice so do get in touch if this would be helpful.