WMMD Small Grants

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WMMD Small Grant 2020

We are currently reviewing the Small Grant Scheme for 2020 to look at how we can adapt this funding to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

This is a worrying time for all of us and may have a significant impact on the people and organisations we are here to support.  Therefore the existing grant scheme will be postponed and all existing applicants will be contacted shortly.  We will open with a new scheme in June 2020 which will aim to broaden the scope of the grant and focus on supporting business continuity plans.  We will reduce the maximum amount to £2,000 in order to be able to support more organisations.

Please be assured we will be as flexible and supportive as we can with this grant, it will require some further planning and we will update you as soon as possible.


Applicant organisations must hold Full Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation or be formally Working Towards Accreditation in order to be eligible to apply for this grant.

Please note National Portfolio Organisations and National museums are not eligible to apply.

Next steps:

Watch this space for developments.

Successful 2019 applications:

Bewdley Museum
‘Forging Memories’ – becoming a Dementia Friendly venue and outreach visits

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire
Audience development research into the local communities to inform Audience Development Strategy and Equality Action Plan

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
‘Wellbeing Workshop’ for those living with Dementia and their carers

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
‘Talking Collections’ – improve the use of handling collections to engage with groups of people with dementia and those at risk of social isolation

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Cultural Exchange
A six month programme of events to stimulate an active Asian collection policy to engage with and reflect changing local community

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
‘Combating Loneliness in Later Life’ – delivering a range of activities during forthcoming exhibitions

Staffordshire Archives and Heritage
‘On YOUR Doorstep: Creative Conversations Connecting the Shared Stories of Staffordshire’ – improving the reach of the service

Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum
‘Collections and Community Co-creation in the Digital Age’ – improving access by digitising the collection and engagement with new audiences

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