The Group received initial funding from the Museums and Galleries Commission, which not only supported secretarial assistance but also made possible the publication of A Guide to Copyright for Museums and Galleries, and a report and legal opinion on the Bridgeman case.
The Group’s lobbying efforts in Europe have been supported by the NMDC. In 2003, the Group received funding from The Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives (formerly Resource). In-kind support comes from the members of the Group and their institutions including pro bono support from Farrer & Co solicitors.
In order to sustain regular funding for continued secretarial support, the Group introduced annual subscription fees in 2004. Fee charging was suspended in 2008 when the Group decided to focus its operations primarily on an email distribution list.