£24 million funding available through latest MEND round 

Accredited Museums across England can apply for a share of £23.8 million funding in the latest round of the Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) 

The fund is aimed at supporting capital projects at museums, funding important repairs, and improving the visitor experience. Grants from £50,000 to £5 million are available.

Since  2021, 67 projects have received a total of more than £40 million, with funding having already benefited a wide variety of museums, including many AIM members.

Arts and Heritage Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay said:

“Over the past two years I’ve been delighted to see how this fund has provided vital support to museums across the country, enabling them to improve their buildings and share their wonderful collections with a wider audience.”

Lisa Ollerhead, AIM Director said:

“This is important and continued recognition by DCMS and ACE of the need for funding that keeps buildings cared for and collections, visitors and museum teams safe. Whilst this is the final round of the original funding we will be advocating to all parties for its continuation. We know how much need there still is in museums for this kind of fundamental support and will be making that point to decision makers over the coming months.”

The online portal to register Expressions of Interest opens on 4th March 2024.

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