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The Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund

Between 2017 and 2019 the Foundation is offering a total of £3.5 million in grants. Grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 are available to museums and galleries in the UK to enable them to focus on time-limited work on collections outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.


A large number of collections activities are eligible for funding, for example research, digitisation, loans and conservation.

To be considered, applications must both:

To be successful, applications will need to:


There are two funding rounds per year. Applications are currently being accepted for the second round.

The deadline for applications is 6 September 2017 (5pm).

Further details are available from:  http://www.museumsassociation.org/collections/18022011-esmee-fairbairn-collections-fund or contact 020 7566 7800.

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