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COVID-19 Emergency Funds Awards

COVID-19 Emergency Funds Awards

Introduction

Since April 2020 we have run five Covid response funding streams to support the sector through this challenging time. Details of awards made from these funds can be found below.

Awards made under our current funding programme

COVID-19 Museum Development Fund

This fund is open to Local Authority museums, museums managed by ALEOs and University museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Organisation Amount Awarded
City of Edinburgh Council £55,125
Culture Perth and Kinross £38,624
Dumfries and Galloway Council £48,000
Falkirk Community Trust £20,404
Glasgow Life, Glasgow Museums £59,520
University of Aberdeen £43,989
University of Dundee £24,034
University of Edinburgh £25,200
University of Edinburgh £21,756
University of St Andrews £38,504
West Lothian Council £7,562
Western Isles Council - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar £39,179

 

Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund was open to Accredited and non-Accredited independent museums to apply for support to help them recover from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and build resilience and sustainability. The fund closed on 30 October, and assessments are now completed. Awards were made throughout November and December.

Organisation Amount Awarded
25 Group Royal Observer Corps  £2,503
Abernethy Museum Trust £6,952
Alford and Donside Heritage Association £52,026
Almond Valley Heritage Trust £276,000
Applecross Historical Society £9,500
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Trust £98,600
Arisaig Community Trust £22,241
Banff Preservation and Heritage £4,500
Barra & Vatersay Historical Society
Comunn Eachdraidh Bharraidh’s Bhatarsaidh
£21,347
Biggar Museum Trust £16,450
Chapter House Museum Trust £29,845
Clan Donald Lands Trust £36,891
Clan Macpherson Museum Trust £88,000
Clyde Maritime Trust £89,124
Cromarty Courthouse Trust £27,342
Cupar Heritage £2,351
David Livingstone Trust £57,280
Dornoch Heritage SCIO £7,030
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation £30,636
Dundee Heritage Trust £415,000
Dundee Museum of Transport £46,950
Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage £92,530
Friends of Maud Railway Museum £20,750
Friends of the Hoy Kirk £10,000
Gairloch and District Heritage £44,634
Garioch Heritage Society £2,715
Garret Mask & Puppet Centre Trust £22,495
Glasgow Police Heritage Trust £17,416
Glasgow Print Studio £7,000
Glasgow Women's Library £64,776
Glencoe and North Lorn Museum  £23,996
Glenesk Museum Trust £13,145
Gordon Highlanders Regimental  £48,000
Govan Workspace £35,250
Grampian Transport Museum Trust £250,216
Grantown Museum and Heritage Trust £19,550
Grimsay Community Association £23,105
Groam House Museum £9,715
Helmsdale Heritage Society £25,000
Highland Museum of Childhood Trust £38,006
History of Education Centre £6,138
Hospitalfield Trust £19,669
Innerpeffray Mortification £36,425
Islay Museum Trust £6,164
Isle Of Arran Museum Trust £6,936
John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum £19,488
Kilmartin Museum Company Ltd. £57,804
Kinloch Historical Society
Comann Eachdraidh Cheann a' Loch
£50,942
Linlithgow Union Canal Society £16,632
Lismore Historical Society
Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr
£11,455
MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust £116,191
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust £15,000
Morayvia £28,090
Museum of Communication Foundation Trust £5,472
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses £36,255
National Mining Museum Scotland £192,289
Ness Historical Society -
Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
£59,805
Newton Stewart Museum Trust £35,112
North Queensferry Heritage Trust £5,540
North Uist Historical Society  £6,507
Orkney Natural History Society £47,218
Paxton Trust £87,000
Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust £65,192
Pier Arts Centre Trust £44,737
Robert Burns Ellisland Trust £18,000
Royal Scottish Academy £25,000
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Project £16,954
Scottish Catholic Heritage Colllections Trust £11,586
Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust £154,598
Scottish Football Association  £80,603
Scottish Maritime Museum Trust £220,245
Shetland Textile Museum Trust £6,896
Skye & Kyle Rail Development Company £11,195
St Andrews Preservation Trust £26,321
Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museuem £108,781
Stonehaven Tolbooth Association £5,035
Strathnaver Museum Trust £113,157
Tain and District Museum Trust £19,100
The Abbotsford Trust £124,400
The Black Watch Museum £8,428
The Highlanders' Museum £60,378
The Living Memory Association £29,446
The Royal Regiment of Scotland £31,518
The Scottish Crannog Centre £121,714
The Whithorn Trust £49,808
Thirlestane Castle Trust £50,000
Trimontium Museum Trust £15,500
Unicorn Preservation Society £23,206
Wanlockhead Museum Trust £180,213
Westray Heritage Trust £3,500

 

COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

This fund was open to all museums to support the costs of making adaptations necessary in order to reopen safely and in accordance with restrictions due to Covid-19. Museums could apply for up to £7,500. The fund is currently closed to new applications.

Organisation Amount Awarded
Aberdeen City Council £5,839
Abernethy Museum Trust £1,660
Alford and Donside Heritage Association £2,208
Almond Valley Heritage Trust £7,500
ANGUSalive  £6,190
Applecross Historical Society £1,990
Arisaig Community Trust £1,109
Auchindrain Trust £4,585
Bennie Museum Trust £514
Biggar Museum Trust £1,960
Bute Museum Trust £888
Carnegie Dunfermline Trust £4,644
Chapter House Museum Trust £3,618
City of Edinburgh Council £7,211
Clan Donald Lands Trust £4,123
Clan Macpherson Museum Trust £761
Corstorphine Heritage Trust £423
Cromarty Courthouse Trust £624
Culture and Leisure NL Ltd £7,500
Culture Perth and Kinross  £3,600
Design Dundee Limited  £7,362
Dornoch Heritage SCIO £1,708
Dundee Heritage Trust £7,500
Dundee Museum of Transport £2,259
Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Trust £611
Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage £3,714
Falkirk Community Trust £6,406
Fife Cultural Trust £7,379
Friends of Dundonald Castle  £1,285
Glasgow Life, Glasgow Museums £7,482
Glasgow Police Heritage Trust £984
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust £4,014
Glasgow Women's Library £5,274
Glencoe And North Lorn Museum  £700
Gordon Highlanders Regimental  £7,304
Govan Heritage Trust SCIO £1,688
Govan Workspace £1,313
Grampian Transport Museum Trust £1,952
Grantown Museum and Heritage Trust £1,608
Groam House Museum £2,140
High Life Highland £7,500
Innerpeffray Mortification £2,128
Irvine Burns Club £3,700
Kilmartin Museum Company Ltd. £2,679
Leisure and Culture Dundee £7,410
Linlithgow Heritage Trust £2,899
Linlithgow Union Canal Society £5,426
Live Borders  £7,500
Loch Lomond Steamship Company £4,658
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust £3,096
Military Museum Scotland £1,453
Moffat Museum  £5,853
Moray Society £3,532
Morayvia £6,282
Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group £1,868
Nairn Museum Trust £786
National Mining Museum Scotland £6,790
National Trust for Scotland £7,500
Ness Historical Society £1,744
Newton Stewart Museum Trust £677
North Queensferry Heritage Trust £519
North Uist Historical Society  £2,920
Orkney Natural History Society £1,582
Pier Arts Centre Trust £2,721
Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum £2,077
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum £1,508
Royal Scottish Academy £7,500
Sanday Development Trust £522
Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust £1,015
Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust £7,500
Scottish Maritime Museum Trust £7,500
Shetland Amenity Trust £7,440
Shetland Bus Friendship Society £6,461
Shetland Textile Museum Trust £425
Skye & Kyle Rail Development Company £6,600
South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture £3,139
St Andrews Preservation Trust £1,604
Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum £4,472
Stonehaven Tolbooth Association £755
Stornoway Historical Society £935
Strachur Smiddy Trust £491
The Abbotsford Trust £5,817
The Highlanders' Museum £1,625
The Living Memory Association £4,840
The Royal Regiment of Scotland £2,118
The Scottish Crannog Centre £3,974
Thirlestane Castle Trust £2,859
Trimontium Museum Trust £673
Unicorn Preservation Society £3,937
Wanlockhead Museum Trust £7,381
West Highland Museum Trust £5,888
Western Isles Council £7,500

 

Urgent Response COVID-19 Fund

This fund was open to independent Accredited museums critically affected by the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and supported them with 3 months of operating costs. This fund closed in August when the Recovery and Resilience Fund opened.  

Organisation Amount Awarded
Almond Valley Heritage Trust £60,000
Argyll and Sutherland Highland £11,772
Dalgarven Mill Trust £3,000
Dundee Heritage Trust £60,000
Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage £15,600
Gairloch and District Heritage £26,200
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Museum £45,000
Kilmartin Museum Company Ltd. £27,377
Lismore Historical Society £6,425
North Uist Historical Society  £3,600
Paxton Trust £28,500
Strathnaver Museum Trust £4,347
The Highlanders' Museum £9,520
The Scottish Crannog Centre £42,229
The Whithorn Trust £10,000
Thirlestane Castle Trust £22,891
Trimontium Museum Trust £12,666
Ullapool Museum Trust £8,393
Wanlockhead Museum Trust £10,740

 

Digital Resilience COVID-19 Fund

This fund was open to all museums to support the purchase of equipment and software that would enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by COVID-19. This fund is now closed.

Organisation Amount Awarded
Aberdeen City Council £2,779
Alford and Donside Heritage Association £932
Almond Valley Heritage Trust £1,130
ANGUSalive  £1,152
Arisaig Community Trust £787
Auchindrain Trust £1,559
Banff Preservation and Heritage £626
Bennie Museum Trust £449
Bute Museum Trust £654
Carnegie Dunfermline Trust £1,545
Clan Donald Lands Trust £2,011
Clan Macpherson Museum Trust £1,309
Clyde Maritime Trust £817
Culture and Leisure NL Ltd £540
Cupar Heritage £780
Dornoch Heritage SCIO £1,980
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation £2,384
Dundee Heritage Trust £2,781
Dundee Museum of Transport £1,548
Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage £650
Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust £3,000
Fife Cultural Trust £2,839
Friends of Dundonald Castle  £1,077
Glasgow Life, Glasgow Museums £2,908
Glasgow Women's Library £2,725
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Trust £969
Govan Workspace £1,838
Govanhill Baths Community Trust £1,389
Groam House Museum £842
Helmsdale Heritage Society £1,567
High Life Highland £395
Innerpeffray Mortification £1,350
Kilmartin Museum Company Ltd. £2,718
Leisure and Culture Dundee £2,096
Linlithgow Heritage Trust £712
Linlithgow Union Canal Society £589
Loch Lomond Steamship Company £2,000
MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Society £2,981
Military Museum Scotland £2,520
Moffat Museum  £2,941
Moray Society £1,509
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses £3,000
National Mining Museum Scotland £3,000
Ness Historical Society £2,637
North Ayrshire Council £1,091
North Uist Historical Society  £1,297
Orkney Natural History Society £1,727
Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust £2,669
Pier Arts Centre Trust £2,273
Robert Burns Ellisland Trust £941
Royal Scottish Academy £1,198
Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust £2,200
Scottish Football Association  £2,313
Scottish Maritime Museum Trust £3,000
Skye & Kyle Rail Development Company £1,310
St Andrews Preservation Trust £2,276
Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum £1,548
Tain and District Museum Trust £595
The Abbotsford Trust £2,990
The Black Watch Museum £2,288
The Scottish Crannog Centre £240
The Whithorn Trust £288
University of St Andrews £1,421
West Highland Museum Trust £1,329
West Lothian Council £552
Western Isles Council £517
Western Isles Council £590
Wick Society £2,138

 

Support for Making an Application

If you have any questions about the 2020/21 funding programme or would like to get advice on applications you are considering making, you can contact our Grants Team at any time by email at: grants@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk.

Applications should be made through MGS Online. Full details about the individual funds and how to apply can be found on our Funding page

Published 18 January 2021