FUNDING: Esmee Fairbairn Collection Fund – next deadline March 2021

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, funds projects which develop collections to achieve social impact.

Museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

The Fund is looking for high quality proposals that work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use – and through that collections work, involve, inspire and have impact on people, communities and audiences.

There are two application rounds each year in March and September, with a short initial application form. Shortlisted applicants are then invited to make a full application. All potential applicants should carefully read the updated Fund guidance, before applying. 

For more details, including contacts for advice on eligibility and help to develop applications, visit the Museums Association Esmee Fairbairn Collection Fund webpage.