STF members may be interested in a new fund aimed at promoting vocational training in the Scottish Museum sector.
The Vocational Pathway Fund – run by Museums Galleries Scotland – will fund projects in two main areas: (1) Building the infrastructure of the sector to increase its capacity to facilitate work-based learning; (2) Pilot ways of addressing gaps in current provision.
Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the national development body for the Museums Galleries sector. It supports more than 400 museums and galleries from the third sector with funding applications, collections advice, advocacy and skills development.
Funding of up to £20,000 for each project is available. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 2018. Detailed information about the fund is available at: Museums Galleries Scotland web site.
In the first instance, STF members are asked to contact MGS to indicate the geographical areas they are interested in. MGS will then seek to link them to Museums and Galleries in these areas who have expressed an interest in working with training providers to access the fund.