South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries


Funding Central – Lots of guidance an all types of fundraising, and a free database of funding bodies.

A great blog from the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme on all aspects of fundraising within and around the arts – lots of the information is applicable to the heritage sector. – a wealth of resources for all manner of fundraising gathered together by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage, a 3 year programme led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, Greenspace Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with funding from the HLF Catalyst fund.

Fundraising Plan Template Creating Capacity

Arts Council England administers a number of funds open to museums, including Grants for the Arts (arts Lottery money), the Renaissance Strategic Fund and the Prism fund

PRISM - The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) fund awards grants towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry, and related fields.

The HLF runs a range of grant schemes for heritage activities.

V&A Purchase Grant Fund - The Fund supports the purchase of a wide range material for the permanent collections of non-nationally funded organisations in England and Wales.