Small Grants

SMALL GRANTS ARE OPEN – Closing Date extended to 5 April

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.


Note: Small Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to bushfire recovery


Amount available: Up to $2000

Closing Dates:

Round 1: 5 April 2020

Round 2: 13 September 2020


Due to disruptions caused by the current COVID-19 virus, the closing date for the M&G NSW Small Grants Round 1 2020 has been extended to 5 April 2020


Please read the 2020 guidelines before applying for this grant.


Need more information? Contact the Museum Programs and Collections 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.