Why did you apply to the Benevolent Fund?
I applied to the Benevolent Fund to support my AMA. There are lots of amazing training opportunities available which would support my CPD plan. Applying to the Benevolent Fund meant that I could participate in training which cost money.
How did you spend the money?
I used the grant to attend the Creating Sustainable Community Partnerships training course by GEM (Group for Education in Museums).
What did you learn?
I learnt new ways to build back my institution’s community partnerships and programme after the pandemic. I heard several interesting speakers who all had different approaches which I can apply to my own practice.
How have you applied your learning?
Attending the course meant that when my institution began its reopening plans after Covid-19, I was able to apply what I learnt to enable us to build back our community participation stronger than it was before the pandemic.