The Clore Duffield Foundation has funded museum, gallery and heritage learning spaces across the UK for over 15 years, from £2.5m Clore learning centres in national museums, to donations of around £5,000 for single rooms in local history heritage buildings.
In light of this experience, the Foundation provides learning space applicants with basic guidance on cost; lighting levels; location, use and nature of space; dimensions; programming; display; architect's plans; and best practice examples (small and large-scale). You can download this advice here.
Applicants should also read Space for Learning: A Handbook for Education Spaces in Museums, Heritage Sites and Discovery Centres (2004), which can be downloaded here.
Once you have viewed this information, please follow the initial application procedure for the Main Grants Programme.