Librarians across Wales eagerly await the moment when the grant paperwork from CyMAL is released. So I’m sure everyone is very excited to know that the paperwork is now available on the CyMAL web pages, and you have two months until the closing date (Friday 25th January).
In total, the Welsh Government is investing over £2.9m in museums, archives and libraries in 2013-14. This is divided into £1 million capital funding for public libraries with the Community Learning Libraries grants, and £1.16m into revenue funding for museums, archives and libraries (the Innovation and Development grant fund). The remaining c. £750,000 is for strategic projects including match funding for projects such as those with the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.
The Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage [link to news story] announced the funding following a visit to Bodelwyddan Castle to see the Arteffact project (which has previously been funded by an Innovation and Development grant) which is helping museums and galleries to assist people with mental health issues.
If you are interested in applying for grant funding for 2013-14 you should read the Information for Applicants document, and read it all the way through. Every page, and every section please!
CyMAL advisers are here to help, so if you are considering a project, then do get in touch with one of us to talk it through. The list of contacts is in the Information for Applicants document. Library related projects should be able to link their aims to those of Libraries Inspire, the Welsh Government’s library strategy for 2012-16. Paperwork for the workforce development grants are generally released around March/April time.
Any questions, do get in touch!