The Funding Service aims to develop capacity and sustainability in the sector in the region by channeling investment into museums, libraries and archives and by improving viability, to ensure that they are more sustainably resourced.
The service currently involves the sector in four areas of provision:
- Improving its ability to deliver services that reflect a strategic approach
- Increasing its capacity to deliver effective services
- Improving the quality and success of funding bids
- Directly managing large projects
Development Fund Grants
Development Fund 2007-2008 - MLA West Midlands will continue to focus on sustainability and investment for the sector supported by our work with key stakeholders and funders at local, regional and national levels to draw in additional resources to the sector in the areas of greatest need. From April 2008 the Development Fund will be discontinued and will be incorporated into a proposed "commissioning budget" in line with other Regional Agencies. Strategic Development Fund Grants 2007-2008 - No new bids will be invited for this programme. We will, however, distribute £30K to the two current projects: Discover Shropshire and Raising the Profile of Designated Collections in the West Midlands. Service Development Fund Grants 2007-2008 - Grants up to £8K are currently available through two streams, one for museums and one for libraries/archives. Application Deadline: 23 March 2007.
Bursary Scheme MLA West Midlands has allocated £5000 pounds for the bursary scheme .
Supporting Stewardship: Helping you make the most of your collections.
A small grant fund of up to £2,500 is available for non-hub museums in the West Midlands made possible with Renaissance West Midlands funding.
MLA West Midlands provides a FREE grant funding database to enable MLA organisations in the region to search for and identify funding opportunities.