COVID-Recovery Regional Funds Now Available from the Museum Development UK Network

Since 2020, MDUK and The Art Fund have forged a new partnership to distribute recovery funding to museums across the UK. Recovery Grants and Programmes are administrated by the UK-wide Museum Development providers with grants of up to £5000 available. Follow the links below for details of the support funds available for these English regions:

Museum Development North East

Museum Development Yorkshire

Museum Development North West

Museum Development East Midlands

Museum Development West Midlands

Museum Development East of England (SHARE Museums East)

Museum Development London

Museum Development South East

Museum Development South West

Some examples of activities for which grants can be used include:

  • Online ticketing software or contactless payment / donation equipment
  • Consultancy on reviewing your business model 
  • Improvements to digital audience engagement, such as website upgrades, short films or webinars
  • Community engagement or co-curation projects
  • Audience data research such as ‘Audience Finder’
  • Wellbeing initiatives for staff and volunteers.

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