Applications to this fund are now closed.


There are four steps to applying for museum development funding:

1. Read the guidance

Our guidance can be downloaded in PDF or Word formats. It gives you information on how to apply for funding and answers some common questions. We also strongly recommend that you contact our Enquiries team at or by phoning 0845 300 6200 before making an application.

2. Fill in the online application form

Use our online application form to tell us about your organisation and how you plan to contribute to our goals and priorities.

You must apply online from our website - printed applications will not be accepted.

If you have access requirements and need assistance with making an online application please contact our Enquiries team at or by phoning 0845 300 6200.

3. Include any relevant extra information

We will not consider any additional information you send after you have submitted your application, unless we have specifically asked for it. Make sure you have given us all the information we need to assess your application.

4. Submit your application online

Once you have registered online you can start your application, save your work and come back at any time to complete it. Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 7 March. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

We will tell you whether you have been successful and how much funding we are offering by Friday, 27 April 2012