Application Forms for WMMD Small Grants Scheme Available Today!

Application forms are now available for the West Midlands Museum Development Small Grant Scheme 2016-17. Museums may apply for grants of £500-£3,000 for audience development projects which help museums:

  • Better understand who their visitors and non-users are
  • Evaluate and analyse information to assess visitors’ needs
  • Inspire engagement with harder to reach groups
  • Improve the culture of customer care through staff and volunteer training
  • Improve access to buildings, services and facilities
  • Respond to tourism and local priorities where appropriate 
  • Implement projects to increase fundraising opportunities
  • Develop cross cultural activities
  • Create accessible marketing and promotional activities aimed at visitors and potential visitors

We especially welcome applications for audience development projects that will help museums to engage with new groups and encourage more equality and diversity.


WMMD Small Grant Application Form 2016 can be downloaded here
A PDF version is also available here.

If you are considering applying to the fund you must download and read the ‘WMMD Small Grants Guidance 2016’ in full.
A PDF Version is also available here.

We would also recommend that prospective applicants attend our 'Funding for Your Museum' training 15 June 10am-4pm, Venue TBC.  Book your place here.


Completed application forms must be received by
5pm Monday 11 July, 2016

Please note applicant organisations must be Accredited, provisionally Accredited or formally working towards Accreditation.  Major Partner Museums are not eligible for this funding.