Applications open 2 March 2020. Applications are due by 1 May 2020.
2020 support for bushfire affected organisations:
In support of those organisations affected by the summer of 201920 bushfire crises across the country, a priority weighting will be given by the Selection Committee to applications submitted by these organisations.  

To demonstrate that your organisation has been affected by the summer of 201920 bush fires, please include details in the letter of support from the Head of your organisation which outline how the bush fires have affected your organisation. 

If in the judgement of the Selection Committee the organisation submitting an application has been affected by the summer of 201920 bush fires an extra point will be given against each of the following selection criteria: 

• Relevance to a specified target audience & the community in general
• Quality of the project in terms of its aims, content, rationale and likely benefit

Projects and applications will still need to abide by the MMAPSS eligibility criteria.
As always, MMAPSS is open to applications for cash grants, in-kind (non-cash) support and internships. 
Applicants from organisations which have not been affected by the summer of 201920 bush fires are strongly encouraged to apply as usual.

For more information, a Q&A about this is available at:

All non-profit, incorporated maritime museums and other eligible organisations are encouraged to apply. We also welcome joint applications from two or more eligible institutions. The grant funding may be used to supplement your other funding, including sponsorship.

Key Dates

  • Opening date for applications:  2 March 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 1 May 2020
  • The Selection Committee convenes: May 2020
  • Applicants notified by: 30 June 2020
  • All projects completed and acquitted by: 30 June 2021.

Guidelines and Application Forms

Eligible applicants will be are required to complete the 2020 - 2021 application form for projects or internships to be eligible for funding in the 2020 –2021 round.

Submissions must be received by the Australian National Maritime Museum no later than the closing date (1 May 2020) for funding in the financial year 2020 - 2021.

An email will be sent to acknowledge the application has been received.

Options for completing applications:
Online Application System: MMAPSS Project Applications can be submitted via an online system. Our preference is that project applications are submitted using this online system.

Document version: The MMAPSS Project Application Form is also available as a Word document below. The Internship Application Form is only available as a Word document in this round. Internship Applications are not able to be submitted via the new online system yet.

Via Email: If completing the document version, applicants are encouraged to submit applications to The MMAPSS Coordinator via email to 

To become familiar with the scheme, download the MMAPSS 2020–2021 guidelines and applications forms or preview the online application form at this link.

  • MMAPSS Guidelines 2020–21: DOC
  • MMAPSS Application Form 2020-21: DOC
  • MMAPSS Internship Application Form 2020-21: DOC
  • MMAPSS Acquittal Template (Projects): DOC
  •  MMAPSS Acquittal Template (Internships): DOC

Please note: Successful Interns will be required to complete the museum’s online work experience and internship induction modules to comply with existing policies, procedures and work practices including Work Health and Safety. Interns may also be required to provide a Working with Children Check number if the internship is identified to have a requirement to work with children.

More Information

If you have any questions about MMAPSS please contact the coordinator:

The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.