£4m available in new round of DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund 4 Apr 2022

A new round has opened of the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, offering £4m for applications from 370 eligible organisations in England. The funding is over two financial years from 2022-24 and will cover work to improve displays, protect collections and make exhibitions more accessible. Individual grants for up to £300k are available, with funding not exceeding 75% of project costs. 2022 also marks the 20th year of the fund, which to date has distributed £48m to over 400 projects. Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust which has received support for a number of projects during that time, said “[the fund] supported us to carry out transformative work to our museums and galleries. At the Yorkshire Museum, the installation of ‘Jurassic Yorkshire’ enabled us to mount a high quality, interactive and technologically creative suite of new permanent galleries that attracted more visitors than at any time since YMT was founded in 2002.” Applications will open on 9th May and close at 5pm on 1st August 2022. Museums should contact [email protected] with any queries. Gov.uk (guidance), Gov.uk, (press release), Museums Journal