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Esmee Fairbairn Fund

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, funds a range of projects that demonstrate the significance, distinctiveness and power of collections to people.

Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can request sums of between £20,000-£120,000 for projects lasting up to three years. There are two application rounds each year in March and September, with a short initial application form. The process from initial application to being awarded funds takes around four months.

We have recently updated the criteria and guidance for the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to support applications that – in meeting our grant criteria – have a strong link between relevant collections and audiences; are able to use the project to contribute to the long-term plans of the organisation(s); and are ambitious, interesting and sometimes exploratory.

Staff at the MA are available to advise on applications. We recommend speaking contacting us prior to making an application:

Sally Colvin: sally@museumsassociation.org, 020 7566 7851
Sarah Briggs: sarah@museumsassociation.org, 0114 245 0001

Click here to find out more.  

Location: UK

Value: £1.2m fund available

Deadline: 11 September 2019

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Esmee Fairbairn Fund

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, funds a range of projects that demonstrate the significance, distinctiveness and power of collections to people.

Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can request sums of between £20,000-£120,000 for projects lasting up to three years. There are two application rounds each year in March and September, with a short initial application form. The process from initial application to being awarded funds takes around four months.

We have recently updated the criteria and guidance for the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to support applications that – in meeting our grant criteria – have a strong link between relevant collections and audiences; are able to use the project to contribute to the long-term plans of the organisation(s); and are ambitious, interesting and sometimes exploratory.

Staff at the MA are available to advise on applications. We recommend speaking contacting us prior to making an application:

Sally Colvin: sally@museumsassociation.org, 020 7566 7851
Sarah Briggs: sarah@museumsassociation.org, 0114 245 0001

Click here to find out more.  

Location: UK

Value: £1.2m fund available

Deadline: 11 September 2019

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants