Skills Development Fund

The purpose of this fund, offering up to £10,000, is to support museums to work in partnership to run collaborative training courses and skills development programmes in Scotland. The fund aims to increase access to good quality, affordable and relevant skills development support for the museum sector, strengthening knowledge sharing, partnership working and peer support. We will fund all types of skills development and training activities including board development, mentoring, formal training, fact finding visits, skills sharing, shadowing, exchanges etc.

Who can apply?

  • Formally constituted Scottish museum networks or forums with a bank account.
  • Informal Scottish museum forums or networks which are not constituted.
  • Temporary partnerships or collaborations.

In all instances it must be clear that the main benefit of the funding will be for Accredited museums in Scotland.

How much can you apply for?

You may apply for grants of £1,000-£10, 000 up to 100% funding.


This is a rolling programme which will open on 15th July 2015. Applications will be accepted until the fund is fully allocated and all projects must be completed by 8 March 2017

Further information

How do I apply?

Information about the fund is available via the menu on the right hand side of this page.

Applications should be made using the MGS's online application system available here: Guidance on getting started on the system is available here or in the menu to the right hand side of this page, MGS Online - Getting Started.

For more information about the Fund contact our Investment Manager

To discuss your Skills Development projects contact our Skills Development Manager

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