Recovery Grants 2.0 is a funding scheme that aims to help museums re-build their offer to audiences and strengthen organisationally in response to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
This grant was created in partnership with The Art Fund, MDUK, and Arts Council England, and is administered by South East Museum Development. We aim to support at least 16 museums through this scheme ensuring a fair geographical spread over the south east region.
Museums can apply for grants (£750 to £3000) to fund a range of activity that supports effective reopening, re-engages audiences, creates or adapts programmes and services, or addresses the longer-term sustainability of the museum.
The application deadline is Friday 27 August 2021 (12 noon). We will announce the outcome of the applications by 13 September 2021.
The grant is open to museums that are Accredited, or formally working towards Accreditation located in Surrey, East & West
Sussex, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, and Kent/Medway.
We will accept applications from a cluster of organisations, provided the lead organisation meets the eligibility criteria. The maximum ask is per application (not per organisation).
We cannot accept applications from non-accredited museums, national museums, or national portfolio organisations (NPOs) unless they are part of a cluster or partnership application.
We cannot accept applications from organisations that have received Culture Recovery Funds (CRF) or Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) from Arts Council England or National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2020-21.
Please speak with your local Museum Development Officer and read the grant audience (available on the South East Museum Development website) before completing your application.