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National Lottery Heritage Fund: Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative post COVID-19

National Lottery Heritage Fund recently announced their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, designed to help organisations thrive in the digital era. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made the need for organisations to understand and make use of digital more pressing than ever before. Because of this, they are working with our partners to better meet the new […]

13 May 2020

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AiM Publish Understanding Your Audiences Success Guide

AiM have published a success guide on Understanding Your Audiences which will help you consider what you know about your audiences, why it will be worthwhile improving this, and how you might go about doing it. It looks at how you can then use this knowledge and insight to deliver your strategic goals and make […]

12 May 2020

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Culture and Creativity Online

The Arts council want to ensure audiences know about the brilliant things that arts and culture are doing to bring creativity to homes across the nation. They have created a form to capture information about what’s going online. They are sharing what they can on their channels and with BBC Arts. Complete the form:

6 May 2020

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Historic England Emergency Response Fund

Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund extends a safety net to small heritage organisations at this challenging time. Applicants are invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus. Grants of up to £50,000 are also available for projects and activities that reduce risks to heritage by providing […]

20 April 2020

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MDY Bid Writing Support for Non-NPO Museums

MDY are offering support to enable you to take advantage of Covid-19 funding offered by major national funders and local initiatives. In order to help museums respond to the various museum and more general financial support opportunities, Museum Development Yorkshire will be providing a number of one to one workshop sessions with people who have […]

14 April 2020

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Heritage Emergency Fund Guidance

Guidance has now been published for the Heritage Emergency Fund provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for funding from £3,000 to £50,000. The application form will be available from Wednesday 15 April and you will be able to apply until 30 June 2020. Find out more here: […]

9 April 2020

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Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help sector

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK-wide fund – money raised from The National Lottery – will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for those organisations most in need. It will be open for applications within […]

2 April 2020

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Accreditation Update: COVID-19 Response 

Arts Council England recognise that many museums are closing their sites due to the impact of Covid-19 and in response to Government advice. In order to support the sector during these unprecedented times all Accredited museums in the UK will have their current award status extended for an additional 12 months. All future Accreditation Panel meetings, including the […]

1 April 2020

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ACE Covid-19 Emergency Support

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for organisations and individuals who need it during this crisis. The funding streams will be open to applications very soon! You can find out more here:   Organisations outside of the National Portfolio – £50 million has been made available. Find out more […]

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Coronavirus Update

MDY is working to ensure that we offer the best service to regional museums so that our sector remains vibrant and strong after this crisis. The Museum Development Yorkshire team are well set up to work remotely and can offer alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Throughout the crisis, we will support museums to preserve culture for […]

17 March 2020

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