The NSW Government has announced a grant of $14,714 to support volunteers working in 18 museums across NSW, Arts Minister George Souris said today.
Mr Souris said the 2011 Volunteer Initiated Museums Grants Program would give volunteer initiated and managed museums access to grants for short-term and strategic projects.
“The VIM Grant Program is a very important funding source for museums across NSW.
“Grants such as these encourage museum volunteers to build their skills and confidence in both project management and grant applications.
“This will also be used to support the work of volunteers in caring for our heritage and instilling pride into local communities.
“The funding helps enhance a museum’s capacity to engage locals and tourists alike and assists with the purchase of storage and display materials to enable greater community access to collections.
Michael Rolfe, CEO of Museums and Galleries NSW – which facilitates the program – said the volunteer run museums of NSW provide an invaluable contribution to the sharing of our community’s stories.
Link to full Media Release and listing of Recipients.