31 March 2015

Latest Grants

We are pleased to tell you about the grants awarded at the most recent meeting.


Aurora Orchestra
Towards core costs, specifically the salary of the Chief Executive, to engage and develop new audiences for classical music.


over three years

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Towards the costs of the Chorus Director to maintain the excellence of the CSBO chorus and support other choral work in the city.

over three years

Arts - Regional Museums & Galleries

Bowes Museum
Towards  the salary of an early career curator of Fine Art, to work closely with the Auckland Castle curatorial team and Durham University to research the collections, disseminate the learning and raise the profile of Spanish Art in Durham.

over three years

Bristol Museums Development Trust
Towards the costs of South West Museums Natural Sciences Project, a dedicated programme of training and professional development to enhance curatorial skills across the region.

over two years

Gainsborough's House Society
Towards core costs, specifically the salary of  the 'Keeper of Art & Place' to develop the 'Art in Suffolk' initiative with museums across the county, by sharing professional art curatorial skills and training to help the county's museums make the best use of their art collections.

over three years

Lakeland Arts
Towards the Cumbria Museums Consortium Curatorial Skills Development Programme, which will provide training, share knowledge to strenghthen collection care and improve the management of loans by museums across the region.

over three years

Manchester Museums Partnerships
Towards a programme of curatorial development, to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in the use of the four partner museums' collections of Islamic art, fabric and other objects.

over two years

Royal Pavilion & Museums
Towards the 'Film Pioneers' project, to better understand and display this important film and media collection which illustrates the seminal role Brighton and Hove played in film-making in the 1890s and early 1900s.

over two years


Open University
Towards the Floodplain Meadows Restoration project, to maintain, support and promote the importance of Britain's floodplain meadows.

over three years


Community Links
Towards core costs.

over one year

Hijinx Theatre
Towards core costs, specifically to create a full-time post to increase touring, audiences and the number of learning disabled people they engage with.

over three years

Towards core costs, specifically the salary of a Business Analyst to enable the charity to better support families with a disabled child who have their own budget to pay for services.

over three years

Leap Confronting Conflict
Towards the core costs of their work to equip young people with the skills to understand, manage and resolve conflict, reduce violence in their communities and the Improving Prospects programme.

over three years

Towards the core costs of their work connecting charities and skilled professional volunteers.

over one year

Research Institute of Consumer Affairs
Towards a project to involve people with dementia in Rica's national consumer research, and provide consumer input on local services to enhance the lives of people with dementia.

over three years