Mobile Heritage Grant

For whom and for what?

Mobile Heritage Grants are intended for organisations engaged in preserving mobile heritage, and can be applied for jointly with another institute. The grant can be used for special projects aimed at physical and virtual visibility, expanding educational support and which contribute to the professionalisation and strengthening of the mobile heritage sector as a whole.

A grant can also be granted for a feasibility study such as: making mobile heritage physically and/or digitally visible, preparing far-reaching forms of cooperation or merger; the professionalisation of the mobile heritage sector; insourcing specific expertise which leads to closer cooperation in the aforementioned field; exploring best practices; entering into intensive (international) cooperation.

The aim is to expand the visibility of and further professionalise the mobile heritage sector.

The amount of the Mobile Heritage Grant is determined per application. The Mondriaan Fund will finance up to 40 percent of the project costs, and up to 70 percent for a feasibility study.

  • Terms and conditions

    In addition to the General Terms and Conditions, Mobile Heritage Grants are subject to the following conditions:

    • Applications may be submitted by Dutch private organisations or Dutch publicly accessible institutions focused on preserving mobile heritage. A museum must be listed on the Museum Register. Applications may also be submitted by organisations that represent several mobile heritage organisations.
    • Funding for a publication or documentary can only be granted if this is part of and inextricably linked to a larger project.
    • The minimum budget of the project for which the grant is being applied must be more than 25,000 euros. The maximum contribution of the Mondriaan Fund is 40 percent of the project costs. The maximum contribution for feasibility studies is 15,000 euros, whereby the maximum contribution of the Mondriaan Fund is 70 percent of the total project costs. Plans for large-scale joint ventures may receive substantial support.
    • If the applicant has acquired funds through crowdfunding, for example via, this is an advantage in the assessment process.
  • Assessment

    All applications that comply with the formal conditions and that have been submitted with the requested annexes will be presented to an advisory committee. This committee will issue recommendations for the allocation of Mobile Heritage Grants. Check here if you wish to learn how your application will be processed. The committee will assess the special importance of the proposal for the mobile heritage sector and its relevance for the public, based on:

    • current details of the institution;
    • project plan with reasons why the mobile heritage objects concerned are relevant for the Netherlands;
    • presentation plan, including a communication plan, explaining how an appropriate audience will be targeted and involved in an inspiring way;
    • budget with a coverage plan and quotes;
    • if applicable, permissions from inviting or participating parties.

    When assessing the application, the advisory committee uses all the following criteria:

    • Does the project have an exemplary function or is it special for some other reason?
    • Is the applicant’s approach innovative or investigative?
    • Is an appropriate audience targeted and involved in the project in an inspiring way, thus strengthening the relationship between mobile heritage and the public?
    • To what extent does the project contribute to the professionalisation and strengthening of the mobile heritage sector as a whole; to what extent are connections created between the sub sectors road, water, air and rail, and what is the support for the activity?
    • Will the applicant enter into alliances to create connections with others in order to develop a meaningful project?

    When the grant involves a partnership between two or more parties, this has a positive effect the assessment. The assessment also considers whether the partnership has added value for this plan.

    Final assessment
    Applicants are only eligible for a Mobile Heritage Grant if the advisory committee issues a positive recommendation regarding the above criteria.
    Such a positive recommendation may come with a recommendation on the sum to be awarded as a grant.
    For budgetary reasons, the Mondriaan Fund’s board may request the advisory committee to weigh the applications against each other and rank the positive recommendations in order of priority.

  • Apply

    An application for a Mobile Heritage Grant can be submitted through the Mondriaan Fund’s online application system. You will have to have an account in order to do this. The system will allow you to fill in an online application form and submit it along with the annexes requested in the checklist below. Click here for the FAQ about online applications.

    Applications for a Mobile Heritage Grant can be submitted throughout the year. Applicants must allow for a total processing period of a maximum of three months. Grants from the Mondriaan Fund cannot be awarded with retroactive effect, which is why the application must be submitted well before the desired commencement date.

  • Contact

    For assistance or questions, please contact ms. Lotte Hemelrijk, ms. Marineke van der Reijden, or call t +31 (0)20 523 15 23.

  • Checklist

    Recent and current (maximum one year old) extract from the Chamber of Commerce register

    Current details of organisations
    With a description of the activities of the applicant organisation over the past three years, including goals, target groups, partnerships and public reach.

    Project plan
    With an overview of the activities to be organised, reasoned motivation, planning, description of cultural entrepreneurship, practical responsibilities for the project and any involved partners and website. Identify which of the following areas apply to the plan: physical and virtual visibility, increasing support, or education. Describe why the proposed plan has an exemplary function or is special in some other way and indicate how the project strengthens the relationship between mobile heritage and the public.
    Also describe whether the objects are registered in the Mobile Heritage Register and what the relevance of the objects concerned is. Maximum twenty pages.

    Presentation plan
    Unless the application concerns a feasibility study, a description of how the project is presented with information on the way in which an appropriate public will be targeted and involved in an inspiring way. Also mention the expected number of participants or visitors, describe the target groups, why these target groups were chosen and how the activities are relevant to these groups. Maximum fifteen pages.

    Specified budget with coverage plan
    Check here for information about the budget for institutions.

    Quotes of crucial items in the budget
    Combine all quotes in a pdf file.

    If applicable:

    Recent bank statement
    If the institution has never previously submitted an application to the Mondriaan Fund or if you indicate in the application form that the account number has changed since the previous application, you must upload a recent bank statement.

    Permissions from inviting or participating parties
    With permission to submit the application. Combine all the letters in a pdf file.

    Confirmation letters of contributions by third parties
    Combine all the letters in a pdf file.

latest update: 20.03.2017