Small Grants

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and Aboriginal cultural spaces. 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 spaces (with object 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 AMaGA Chapters.

Amount available: Up to $2,000


Round 1 Opening Date: 6th February 2023


Closing Dates:

Round 1:  2nd April
Round 2: 10th September

You must read the 2023 guidelines before applying for this grant:

Descriptions of previously awarded Smalls Grants are available below for download.

Need more information? Contact the Museums Coordinator









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.