Small Grants

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Small 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 available: Up to $2,000

Round 1 opens – 1 February 2021

Closing Dates:

Round 1: 28 March 2021
Round 2: closing extended until 19 September 2021

You must read the 2021 guidelines before applying for this grant:

Need more information? Contact the Museum Programs and Collections Coordinator


Round 2 currently open







The Volunteer 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.