M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program for 2022. These grants are designed to provide assistance to volunteer community museums and Aboriginal cultural spaces (such as cultural centres and Keeping Places) in NSW. Funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW and administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW, the program is designed to provide access to funding as well as experience in the grant application process.
The Museums & Galleries grant program is essential to the continued operations and professional development of volunteer operated rural and regional museums. The program is designed to meet their needs and the grant application are easy to understand and complete. It is often difficult for a small volunteer operated museum to succeed in other state or national grant programs, with large numbers of competitive applications seeking the limited funds available.Small Grant recipient 2020
Without the regular program of grants available from Museums & Galleries of NSW, operating a small volunteer run museum such as Moruya Museum would be extremely difficult – particularly as fundraising capacity is limited in a depressed rural community. Grants from M&G NSW not only help to “keep the doors open and the lights on”, they enable museum volunteers to conserve and celebrate the stories relevant to their community.Small Grant recipient 2019
This wonderful program has been great for helping our Centre to achieve its goals. It has allowed the Trangie LALC to purchase an additional display unit to add value to our centre, which in turn will attract further interest from visitors to the centre.Small Grant Recipient 2018
We have been fortunate recipients of these grants over several years. They provide not only the financial support to take on projects, but the invaluable psychological boost volunteers need to acknowledge our work is valued and worthwhile.Project Development Grant Recipient 2017
The Volunteer Museum Grant Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.