South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

ICOM UK opens latest round of British Council Travel Grants

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering travel grants to support staff from UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships. The scheme is open to non-members as well as members of ICOM UK.

The 2019-20 ICOM UK British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills and experience. The Travel Grant Scheme supports museums, galleries and similar organisations who are starting to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships. Priority will be given to non-national museums, galleries and organisations who have not yet participated in an international project or partnership.

Although these grants cannot be used to attend international conference and events, the grants could be used to visit several potential exhibition partners in one country or region. The grant will cover the cost of travel (including international and local transport), visas, accommodation and subsistence.

Applications will be considered for grants of up to £1,500 per organisation or consortium for visits beyond Europe and up to £700 for visits within greater Europe. The total amount of funding available in this round is £18,400. 50% of the funding is ring-fenced for travel to ODA countries

Further information on eligibility, application guidelines and the application form are available on the ICOM UK website:

Case Studies from previous grant recipients can be read on the ICOM UK website

Deadlines for Applications

Deadline for applications: 09:00 on Monday 2 March 2020
Successful applicants notified: w/c 16 March 2020
Travel and all paperwork must be completed by: 14 December 2020

Enquiries and applications should be sent to