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Capital development grants for museums, archives and libraries

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Grants to support the transformation of service delivery to offer sustainable, modern, and attractive facilities and services in museums, archives and libraries across Wales.

Our local museums, archives and libraries provide crucial services and support for communities across Wales. This scheme builds on the strategic aims of Taking Wales Forward and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, and will enable successful organisations to transform services to:

  • develop a more sustainable model of service delivery
  • enhance services to people and their communities
  • improve collections development, care or access
  • address strategic priorities and outcomes
  • maintain and develop the quality of services.

Details

We welcome applications for two levels of grants:
  • band A - grants of up to £120,000 to improve the internal and external appearance and environment, quality of collections care, visitor experience and improve long term sustainability.
  • band B - grants of up to £300,000 for larger strategic projects.
We will not normally support projects where the funding requirement is below £50,000.

For full details please see the Expression of Interest Criteria.

Timetable

In 2018/19 the grant scheme will operate as a two-stage process:
  • stage 1: an open call to the sector to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI). The deadline for submissions is 29 September 2017.
  • stage 2: successful applicants will be asked to develop and submit a full application. The deadline for stage 2 submissions is 2 February 2018.
Both stages will be competitive, and subject to confirmation of Welsh Government budgets. A successful EOI does not guarantee funding at stage 2.

Assistance

If you would like advice regarding your prospective grant application, please contact us on 0300 062 2112 or MALD@gov.wales.  

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