Small Development Grant Scheme 2018-22

Does your museum have a project which just needs that small amount of money to:

• turn a great idea into reality to move the museum forward and better care for its collections
• provide better experiences for your visitors and users
• develop new fundraising ideas
• attend training courses
• implement recommendations made by MDY or
• address areas for improvement for Accreditation?

If so, why not submit an application for a Museum Development Yorkshire small grant?

The amount awarded is up to £3,000 per project with a sliding scale of match funding required. The fund for this financial year is live and available on an open application basis, with assessments made on a monthly basis. All monies must be spent and claimed by the end of the financial year.

For the guidance notes and links to the online application form, visit:

If you need any further advice please contact your local Museum Development Officer who will be pleased to comment on potential projects for funding and assist with any queries on the paperwork. Find all our contact details here.

In need of some inspiration?

We have awarded a number of grants since 2015. From retail exhibition cases at the Georgian Theatre, to an accessible toilet, with changing bench, at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. From a Heritage Survey of the Ross Tiger in Grimsby, to folding chairs at ULITA.

Or perhaps find some inspiration from the family trails funded at Fairfax House…