Apply for funding

See our open funding programmes to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations build collections, engage with new audiences and develop professional skills.

Commission grants

Open for applications

We are keen to support the commission and acquisition of important new work, and we welcome proposals for exceptional projects with significant public impact.

Reimagine grants

Open for applications

These project grants aim to help organisations as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic. They offer support to build expertise, capacity and connections within and outside the sector.

Weston Loan Programme

Open for applications

This programme provides funding for museums and galleries to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely across the UK.

Acquisition grants

Open for applications

We give grants of over £4m every year to help UK museums and galleries acquire objects and works of art for their collections.

Student opportunities

Open for applications

Harness the talent of university students to help realise a project at your museum or gallery. Apply for a grant to pay the students and receive support in recruiting candidates from our network of students.

Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

Open for applications

Curators can apply for funding towards travel and other costs, to enable collections and exhibition research projects in the UK or abroad.

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