Small Grants

  • Small Grant - Port Macquarie Historical Society


    Small Grant - Port Macquarie Historical Society

    Volunteers Bob Delaney (left) and Des Grissell (right) install new metal shelving in textiles storage area at the Port Macquarie Historical Society Museum.

  • Small Grant - Tinonee Museum


    Small Grant - Tinonee Museum

    A new showcase containing a display of personal items, ephemera and memorabilia from World War 2 at Tinonee Museum.

  • Mock up of new display at Old COurthouse Museum


    Small Grant - Old Courthouse Museum

    The new, specially built, cabinets at the Old Courthouse Museum will allow for a wonderful display of small scale Indigenous objects and works.

  • Small Grant - Merriwa Rail Museum


    Small Grant - Merriwa Rail Museum

    Two new mannequins display Merriwa Rail Museum’s recently acquired RailCorp uniform.

  • MP Adam Marshall with Saumarez volunteers


    Small Grant - Saumarez Homestead

    The Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, visits Saumarez Homestead volunteers to see the archival material they purchased with a Small Grant. The costume collection at the homestead is now ...


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.


Closing Date

Round 1: Midnight, Sunday 2 April 2017

Round 2: Midnight, Sunday 1 October 2017

Amount: Up to $2000 


Need more information? Read the 2017 guidelines or contact the Museum Programs and Collections Coordinator






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This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

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

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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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