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Applications to the Museum Development Grants are now closed. The next round of grants will open in May 2019. Please check back then or sign up to our newsetter for further updates.

The South East Museum Development Programme is delighted to support museums by offering grants which aim to help museums grow and develop.

These grants are managed and distributed through the South East Museum Development Programme Team, but are funded by Arts Council England.

To find out more about the grants we offer click on the following links:

Level Up: Improvement Grants

The Level Up: Improvement Grants are designed to help Accredited/Working Towards Accreditation museums in the South East make small improvements that have a big impact.

Applications must demonstrate how they meet one or more of the ACE Goals and South East Museum Development Aims, as stated in the Guidance Notes.

Collections Care Grants

Collections Care Grants are designed to help museums to develop and improve their collections care. Only museums who have recieved a Preventative Conservation Audit from the Museum Development Preventative Conservation Officer can access this grant. 

Skills Builder: CPD Grants

The SEMDP Skills Builder: CPD Grant supports continuing professional development (CPD). The grant is open to any individual (paid or volunteer, including Trustees) working in a museum in the South East that is accredited (including provisional or ‘working towards’ status) to either fund (or contribute towards) a CPD activity.