Project Development Grants

  • The new wing at the Narromine Aviation Museum


    Narromine Aviation Museum

    Displays at the Narromine Aviation Museum. The museum recently opened a new wing and was successful in getting a grant to cover the costs of a consultant curator.

  • Staff and volunteers working on the displays at the Centre


    Coo-Ee Heritage Centre

    Council staff and the volunteer curator at Coo-Ee Heritage Centre worked with a consultant on a development plan for the exhibitions at in the Coo-Ee March Gallery.

  • Development Project Grant - Willoughby Museum


    Willoughby Museum

    A Great Depression display, developed by Willoughby Museum as part of their Tales of Flatrock Creek exhibition. The exhibition development sparked links with historical societies and libraries in the region.

  • Development Project Grant - McCrossins Mill Museum


    McCrossins Mill Museum

    Volunteers and Sky Firth (ICS) with a conserved 19th century silk banner. It was painted for the Juvenile Foresters of New England, who provided aide for families in need.

  • Development Project Grant - Age of Fishes Museum


    Age of Fishes Museum

    A newly installed microscope display. The display enhances the museum’s permanent exhibition by allowing visitors to engage with and explore the mineral samples on display.


Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.

Project Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.

Amount: $2,500 - $7,500 

Closing Date: Project Development Grants are closed for 2018


Please read the 2018 guidelines before applying for this grant.


Need more information? Contact the Museum Programs and Collections Coordinator









The Volunter Museum Grant Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) on behalf of the NSW Government.


Supported by the NSW Government

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW
(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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