In 2021-22 we are continuing with our successful programme of themed learning groups known as Cohorts. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues across the region to discuss, reflect, network and access high quality training for free! Feedback from museum participants consistently highlights the great benefits of being involved.
Closed Business Payments
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.
Grants of up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
One-off top up grants are available to help businesses through to the Spring. The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.
We have published our Support Opportunities for 2021- 2022. The guidance notes and links to the application form are available at: https://www.museumdevelopmentyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MDY_Guidance_Document-2021_Issue.pdf We know that the needs of your museum are changing fast. For this reason, we are going to run two application rounds for support in 2021-22: a first round in January/February […]
Try making these historical Christmas recipes from museums collections all over Yorkshire. Sweet Sour Tart from The Cook’s and Confectioner’s Dictionary: Or, the Accomplish’d Housewife’s Companion by John Nott (1723). Gingerbread Biscuits – Ryedale Folk Museum from the Ryedale Recipes book. Moulded Gingerbreads – Ryedale Folk Museum from the Ryedale Recipes book. Christmas Relish (Piccalilli) – Dales Countryside […]
The government has updated its guidance on guided tours at heritage sites
Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 1 provided it is possible to ensure that groups of more than six (or larger if they are from one household/support bubble) do not mingle with each other. Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 2 if it is possible to ensure that groups of single households/support bubbles do not mingle on a guided tour. In tier 3 indoor attractions are closed.
Three tier system from Wednesday 2 December
From Wednesday 2 December, the current national restrictions will end and England will return to a three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions. The government will announce which areas are in which tier on Thursday 26 November. We recommend that you read the government’s full guidance on the tier system and the COVID-19 Winter Plan.
New Covid Essentials Support
In response to the ongoing crisis and demand from museums, we are launching Covid Essentials to help you better survive now and prepare to reopen and relaunch your site. We are encouraging projects of up to £500 with NO match funding. There is a total fund of £3,000 and we anticipate supporting around six projects.
Request to Quote: We are inviting proposals for a consultancy contract to support us in enabling museums in Yorkshire & the Humber to better understand, embed and champion equality, diversity and inclusion as core to all areas of their work. The deadline for submissions is Monday 4th January 2021. Download Request To Quote