MGS Capital Resilience Fund 2023

This article was first published by Museums Galleries Scotland.

Any organisation that runs an Accredited museum in Scotland can apply to Museums Galleries Scotland for grants between £5,000 and £60,000 from the Capital Resilience Fund 2023.

The Scottish Government has allocated £500,000 of capital funding to develop resilience in Scotland’s museums.

This fund will support capital costs that directly increase the resilience of museums by increasing energy efficiency, reducing running costs or preventing increases in maintenance and repair costs. We will prioritise projects that will directly reduce carbon emissions or have a positive environmental impact, but all projects should aim for best practice in environmental impact in the way that they are delivered.

We will prioritise projects that will directly increase energy efficiency however other capital works which will have a significant impact on financial resilience may be considered by exception and anyone intending to apply must discuss their proposal with a member of the Grants Team in advance.

Grants between £5,000 and £60,000 will be available. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to offer grants exceeding £60,000 for high impact projects that can clearly be delivered within two years.