Museum Detox Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Museum Detox  is a network for museum and heritage workers who identify as of colour. 

Support our members experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis.

A recent survey of our members has highlighted the economic challenges many in our network are experiencing during the current crisis.

“My main concern is going to be paying my rent and bills and not really building any career for the next year or so” - Anonymous

Detoxers on precarious, fixed-term, self-employed and  zero-hour contracts as well as those with caring responsibilities have been particularly impacted by the pandemic.

In response to this situation we are offering  £150 of hardship funding to members of the network who are experiencing financial hardship at this time.  Applications will be prioritised according to need, please email to apply.

Due to generous donations from both allies and members of Museum Detox  we can offer funding to 8 people, however the more we raise the more people we can support.  So please give generously.

People of colour are underrepresented in the museum workforce, are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus; and are less likely to have the protection of permanent contracts, often afforded to those in specialist and managerial roles.

This fundraiser has been set up by Charlotte Holmes on behalf of the Museum Detox Volunteer Executive Committee.  All monies raised will go direct to members in need. We have been inspired by West Midlands Artists Coronavirus Emergency Fund, UKQTIBIPOC Emergency Relief & Hardship Fund, and the Museum freelancers coronavirus fund.

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • £40 
    • 10 d
  • Rebecca Jenkins 
    • £50 
    • 10 d
  • Virginia Tandy 
    • £75 
    • 11 d
  • Martha Fleming 
    • £15 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 12 d
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Fundraising team: Museum Detox Exec (8)

Charlotte Holmes 
Raised £260 from 5 donations
Birmingham, ENG
Aksana Khan 
Team member
Raised £230 from 6 donations
Thanh Sinden 
Team member
Raised £70 from 3 donations
Ashley Almeida 
Team member
Raised £15 from 1 donation
Nick Virk 
Team member
Raised £15 from 1 donation
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