Small Grants Scheme for Independent Humber Museums
Small Grants Scheme Guidance Launched

Posted: 22nd May 2021

Humber Museums Partnership - Small Grants Scheme for Independent Humber Museums

Humber Museums Partnership is launching a new Small Grants Scheme for Independent Museums in the Humber Region.

The Humber Museums Partnership is committed to continuing its small grants scheme. Launched back in 2015 the scheme provides Arts Council funding to independent museums across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire & North East Lincolnshire through a simple competitive grant application process.

The new grants will help to engage new and diverse audiences with hidden and untold stories within the collections of the regions Independent Museums.

The partnership wants to help museums tell broad and diverse ‘Stories of the Humber region’ through new interpretation and engagement activity, while assisting to help recovery of visitor numbers over the coming year to make all museums in the Humber resilient and relevant to communities across Yorkshire and the Humber.

The scheme offers grants between £500 – £5,000. Applications can be made to one of two rounds this Summer. All applicants need to register with the Grant Administrator and discuss their project with us and the Small Grants Project Mentor before applying. Application key dates can be found in our Small Grants Application Guidance.

The outline for the Small Grant Project Mentor support programme can also be found in this application guide. This free programme is aimed at helping Humber region independent museums to develop their projects before submitting an application through a pre-application workshop and providing support to successful grant recipients through their delivery and evaluation project stages.

Through this programme Humber Museums Partnership hopes to support the independent museums in growing their skills and capacity for future bids to museum funding bodies.

Application details

Grant Guidance can be downloaded here – HMP Small Grants Application Guidance 2021

A reference copy of the application form can be downloaded here – HMP Small Grants Application Form 2021

Our budget template can be downloaded here – Humber Museums Partnership Grants Budget template

Enquiries via email:

Grant Administrator and primary contact (Thursday only)

NPO Lead organisation contact