Heritage grants of up to £3,000 are available to public sector bodies, registered charities and other forms of not-for-profit organisation to enable them to analyse collections and support the development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects.
Who can apply: UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Public sector organisations may also apply to the programme.
Key words: Heritage, Collections, Cataloguing, Archives, Skills Development, Museums, Libraries, United Kingdom.
The Pilgrim Trust awards around £3 million in grants each year to charities and other public bodies that focus on preserving the UK’s heritage or bringing about social change. Its aims are to improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and preserving the best of our past for the public to enjoy. Details of its current grant programmes can be found on its website under the heading ‘Apply for Funding’.
The Trust’s Archives Revealed Scoping Grants programme provides a small number of grants each year to registered charities, other not-for-profit agencies and public sector organisations to enable them to analyse collections and support the development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects. Scoping Grants generally provide funding for an external consultant to carry out a Collection Assessment Report that will enable successful applicants to strategically plan their next steps and gain support for a project.
The priorities of the programme are to:
- Enable deeper use of archive material to enable further understanding of collections.
- Increase access to previously unavailable archive material.
- Increase confidence and skills of archivists to enable them to successfully secure income to fund archive development, and
- Increase engagement with archive collections by a wider audience.