Friends of Glasgow Museums Grant Applications for 2024-2025

The Friends of Glasgow Museums are delighted to welcome applications for grants during this year, its 80th Anniversary, from any Accredited Museum and/or Art Gallery based in the City of Glasgow. We have a varied selection of grants on offer (see below), and we are particularly interested in fostering and developing the talents and interests in the Arts and Culture in the city by young people. All information about the criteria for applying for our grants is included in the following information. Please be aware that we have two deadlines for the submissions of applications on Friday 30th May 2024 and on Friday 29th November 2024.
We look forward to receiving your application for consideration by our Trustees during this very important year for our society.
Please email to request an Application Form and Information Pack.

Advice to organisations and applicants for grant applications to the Friends of Glasgow Museums during the financial year 2024-2025.

During the financial year 2024-2025, applications are welcomed for three different streams of grants as follows:

  1. 5 individual grants of £1,000
  2. 3 individual grants up to and including £5,000
  3. In special circumstances and for exceptional applications, awards of more than £5,000 would be considered

The applicant must clearly state which stream of grant money they are applying for.

There will be TWO deadlines during the year for the receipt of applications on:

  1. Friday 31st May 2024
  2. Friday 29th November 2024


After applications have been received at the two deadlines, the committee will consider the applications for funding at the next Trustees committee meeting held after each deadline.

The Friends of Glasgow Museums’ aims are to cultivate interest in the Arts, Heritage, Culture and Science and provide independent support for all Glasgow’s Art Galleries and Museums, and their collections and this informs our decision making on awarding grants.

Our Grants are awarded for the following areas:

  1. the purchase of new acquisitions
  2. the conservation and display of existing artefacts
  3. the production of books and catalogues relating to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
  4. children and youth projects including the long-established Glasgow Museums’ Children’s Annual Art Competition

In the past, awards have been given for many worthwhile works of art, design and social history, important acquisitions, young peoples’ activities and publications.

(Please note that we do not award grants for normal running costs, staffing, hospitality and room or facilities hire. We are also unable to commission artworks.)

While we welcome all suitable grant applications, our focus for grants in 2024/2025 is to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of FoGM by; sponsoring a FoGM annual prize for young practicing artists/designers; supporting new Initiatives; new research/publications into artists, designers or collectors who have not been published before; looking at ways to make artworks more accessible to all FoGM members; using new technology to widen interest in Culture and the Arts; and competitions for Young People.

In your application, we expect you to consider and include engagement opportunities for our membership and full publicity for FoGM on any materials and social media posts related to the award of the grant.

We also require a full description of your organisation, its aims and activities, its management structure, and staffing levels (both employed and volunteers), financial breakdowns of the application, any other body that has been approached for the same project for funding and details of match-funding by your organisation to any awards given by FoGM

(Updated January 2024)

Friends of Glasgow Museums  ◆   Established 1944  ◆ Scottish Charity SC008995

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