Fund title: Archives Revealed

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To enable archives to identify, catalogue and make accessible significant collections that would otherwise remain hidden

Application deadline:

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Fund description:

Archives Revealed is a new funding programme from The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust which supports the cataloguing of archive collections. It is designed to transform access to archives for a wide range of users, enabling more people to engage with the UK’s rich documentary heritage.

Applications can be made by public-sector bodies (except government departments), registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Collections must be regularly accessible to public use and research for a minimum period of 10 years after completion of the cataloguing project.

There are two funding strands:

Cataloguing Grants – up to £40,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections. The grants will open up access to collections that matter to researchers and communities, and which increase public engagement with history.

The application deadline for phase 1 of Cataloguing Grants is 12 January 2018.

Scoping Grants – up to £3,000 helping archives conduct collection analysis to support development of plans for future cataloguing priorities and projects.

The Scoping Grant fund will open in March 2018.

The programme can supply up to 100% of project costs, applicants are encouraged to make a contribution from their own resources or other funding sources.

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