National Fund for Acquisitions Each year, around 100 acquisitions are added to Scotland’s collections through funding from the National Fund for Acquisitions (NFA). Museums, galleries, libraries, archives and record offices all benefit from this funding. You can apply to the NFA for assistance with a purchase if you meet the fund guidelines. The National Museums Scotland manages the Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. Grant applications are processed in consultation with our specialist staff, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. We work together to promote the fund, its activity and benefits to users of Scotland’s collections. Apply now If selecting the pdf option, please email the completed form to email@example.com Apply online Downloadable application form [PDF - 516KB] Please refer to Guidance for Applicants [PDF - 77KB] before completing the form. For further information please contact: Hazel Williamson, NFA Manager Tel: 0131 247 4106 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Reid, National Partnerships Officer Tel: 0131 247 4024 email: email@example.com National Museums Scotland Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF Annual reports The NFA annual reports provide information about grants made by the fund. Download 2012 report [1MB] Download 2011 report [1MB] Download 2010 report [448KB] Silver communion beaker, one of a pair made for Boyndie Kirk in 1720 by Patrick Scott, Banff, acquired by Aberdeenshire Heritage. Oil painting, Portrait of Mr George Paterson of Castle Huntly, c1790, by Sir Henry Raeburn, acquired by Dundee City Council. Glass vase, 1950s, by Vincent Ysart acquired by Perth Museum and Art Gallery.