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This section lists all grants we have made since 2013. The categories from 2013 to 2018 are Arts, Environment and Welfare. This changed in 2018 when Welfare was replaced with Social Action. There is also a separate category for grants to Museums and Galleries in each year.

Orkney Natural History Society Museum

Towards the salaries of a new Collections Development Team to strengthen the curatorial capacity of Stromness Museum

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2017
Grant size £75,078
Duration 3 years
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Silk Heritage Trust

Towards the salary of the Director and costs associated with improving the care, access and documentation of the collections held by Paradise Mill and the Silk Museum

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2017
Grant size £99,000
Duration 3 years
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Tate Foundation

Towards the costs of a touring and registrarial skills training programme with four regional partner organisations, centred around Le Passeur 1881 by William Stott of Oldham

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2017
Grant size £90,903
Duration 3 years
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Watts Gallery

Towards the salary of a new Curator of Landscape to develop and implement a coherent vision for the different sites comprising the Artists' Village

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2017
Grant size £46,000
Duration 2 years
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Beamish Museum

Towards the costs of curatorial activity in the "Remaking Beamish" project, which aims to create authentic and immersive settings that are representative of the North East.

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2016
Grant size £78,000
Duration 3 years
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National Army Museum

Towards the costs of supporting a national network of regional army museums to broaden audiences, share good practice and support curatorial development.

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2016
Grant size £66,085
Duration 2 years
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Towards the costs of curating the nation's small boats collection and address under-provision in the care, conservation and interpretation of historic small boats and crafts.

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2016
Grant size £95,172
Duration 2 years
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National Museum Wales

In partnership with the Natural History Museum, towards the costs of training and assisting curatorial staff at six museums across the UK to research, categorise and interpret the molluscs in their natural history collections.

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2016
Grant size £92,950
Duration 2 years
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Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Towards the salary of a full-time assistant curator to develop the Local History collections, increase access to those collections and ensure the transfer of curatorial knowledge.

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2016
Grant size £81,110
Duration 3 years
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