The Project on a Budget Award

This award will be made to a museum or heritage organisation that has delivered a project with a small budget that has made a big difference. The total cost of producing the project must be under £500 (excluding costs for staff time).

For example, this might include; an exhibition, outreach activity, new interpretation, marketing materials or a behind the scenes project that has helped to make significant improvements in the museum.

The award will recognise that it is sometimes possible to achieve fantastic projects with small resources.

The activity must be a new area of improvement for your organisation, and have started after 1 January 2016.

This award is only open to smaller organisations; those that are volunteer run organisation, or have less than 2 full-time equivalent members of staff.

Museum / Heritage organisation*

Contact name*

(name of contact person for the organisation)

Contact’s position in the organisation*

(e.g. trustee / curator / steward / secretary etc.)

Contact phone number*

Contact email address*

Is your organisation volunteer run?

If not, please answer additional question below.

Please confirm that your organisation has less than 2 full time equivalent members of staff

Title of your project*

When did the project take place*

Description of your project/initiative

Please describe the project/initiative using questions 1-4. Please remember to include relevant background information so short-listers can judge the impact of your project (question 2).

What did you do?*

(no more than 150 words)

Why was this project important to your museum?*

(no more than 150 words)

What was the total budget (excluding staff time)? *

What difference has/will this project make?*

(no more than 150 words)

Accept Terms & Conditions

Please confirm you accept our terms and conditions for entering the awards

Items with an * are compulsory
On entries where a specific word count is stated, anything submitted over after the stated amount will not be considered by the judges.

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