The Kathy Callow Award

The Kathy Callow Award Application for award: Guidance notes About the Association The Kathy Callow Trust was founded in 1994 from part of the residue of the estate of the late Kathy Callow ‘… to provide awards with a long-term benefit to the Public for the conservation of social history artefacts and evidence in small museums....' Kathy was the curator of the Priest's House Museum, Wimbourne, and an active and long-standing member of the Museums Association. In 2015 the award was amalgamated with the Daphne Bullard and Elizabeth Hammond awards in the Association in 2015. The Kathy Callow awards is for smaller museums to assist with the costs of conservation and display projects, which might be part of an exhibition, improving stored collections or running workshops for people connected with museums. The total sum available each year is approximately £1,000 awards are made on a first come first served basis. The award year starts in July. Applications may be made at any time. Applications which are eligible for an award but for which there is no funding may be held over at the applicant’s request, until funding is available. Who can apply? Awards are made to smaller galleries and museums with an annual gross revenue expenditure of less than about £750,000. The Trustees particularly welcome applications on the following aspects of social history conservation: the disadvantaged in society, history of dress, women, the sea, industrialisation, and small localities. The sum awarded will be influenced by the long-term value of the project and the degree of preparatory thought that has been put into determining the content of the work and its costs. Conditions / criteria for a grant a. Awards are available for sums of up to £1000. Applications must be made using the form available from the Association Secretary, email: bullard.callow.hammond.assoc@gmail.com b. Applicants are asked to make clear whether the full cost or part cost of a project is being sought as an award. Applicants should also provide information of other funding bodies they have or intend to approach c. Preference will be given to projects aimed at the conservation and or display either of objects on their own or as part of a larger project. d. The project should result in a long-term asset for the institution. The objects to be conserved or displayed should not be in private ownership unless they are held in long term trust. e. The project should be to the continuing public benefit and arrangements for access should be in place. f. Awards will not be made to assist with education, training or fees for students. g. A written progress report on the work assisted by the grant must be made to the Trustees within one year of the grant being made or on completion of the project, whichever is the sooner. The report should include photographs of the item(s). h. The financial support of the Kathy Callow Trust must be credited in displays, reports and publications where appropriate The Application Form 1.Applicant is the person with a close involvement with the work in the organisation for which the application is being made. If there are questions about the application the Association Secretary will contact this person and thus, if possible out of hours’ contacts by ‘phone or email would be helpful. 2. Project. This section gives the assessment panel a clear understanding of the overall project or work involved of which the work funded by the award is a part. A more detailed description of the work to be funded by the award is requested to allow the assessment panel to determine whether the application falls within the terms of the award (see criteria). Outside assistance such as conservators are eligible for funding but this should be made clear and with supporting information on the competence of such assistance. Photographs of the item/s would assist the application review committee. 3. Breakdown of costs This section gives a clear picture of the financial structure of the project and the part that the award would play in its structure. The detailed line items are required to demonstrate the funding is being applied to eligible activities. 4. The written report provides confirmation of how the award was spent and a record of the project or work. It forms a useful archive and the inclusion of photographs is appreciated. 5. The Proposer is a senior person in the organisation who has knowledge and responsibility for the work being carried out and can put its significance in the context of the organisations management objectives. The Application form is available from the Secretary at the Association email address: bullard.allow.hammond.assoc@gmail.com Completed applications should be sent to the Secretary If you have any questions about completing the application or about the other two Association awards please contact the Secretary at the same email address

 

 

The Kathy Callow Award Application Please read the Application Guidance notes 1. The Applicant Name of Museum/ Public Organisation: ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Name of Applicant: ………………………………………………………………………………………………... Current position ….……………………………………………………………………….. Work address ………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Postcode …………………………. Day-time Tel. No. …………………………………. Email address: ……………………………………………………………………………… Contact address (if different from above) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Postcode ……………………………… ACE Accredited Museum Number where or under whose supervision the work will be done ……………………………………………………… Or status of Museum (Provisionally Accredited, Working Towards Accreditation, Non-Accredited) …………………………………………………………. Organisation annual expenditure (turnover) ………………….…………………………………………………………………………….… 2. Project Summary of project for which award is sought …………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Brief description of work funded by the award ...……………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Breakdown of likely costs involved Please indicate amount sought, and how it is to be applied, the proportion of total project costs represented and amount raised to date, including other funding sources ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Anticipated date of completion of the proposed work …………………………….. Name of conservator/conservation firm (where applicable) The conservator does not need to be ‘in-house’’ …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. Supporting statement Please attach a statement, of no more than 300 words, in support of the application. This should be by a senior member of staff with responsibility for the work. (see 5) 4. Declaration I agree to provide a written report of 500-1000 words as required on completion of this work, should this application be successful. Signed …………………………………………… Date ………………………………… Send applications to the Secretary at bullard.callow.hammond.assoc@gmail.com Applications are accepted at any time 5. Proposer Name ………………………………………………………………………………………. Post …………………………………………………………………………………………. I have personal knowledge of the project for which this application is being submitted and I support this application for a grant by the trustees. I confirm that the project will be completed by the date given in section 2 and that it is included in the organisation’s forward plan. Signed ……………………………………. Date ………………………………………… N.B. A short supporting statement, of not more than 300 words, outlining the value of this project or its significance to the proposer’s museum or organisation will assist the assessment panel when considering the application

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