BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives
In support of the National Strategy for Business Archives, the Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that it is once again offering a cataloguing grant for business collections. Furthermore, the grant this year has been increased to £3000.
The aim of the grant, in funding the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, is to:
- provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives
- reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
- create opportunities for archivists or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing business collections
- make more business collections accessible
We envisage that the grant of £3000 is used over the equivalent of a six-week period to fund an archive intern or temporary staff member (under professional supervision) to catalogue a discrete collection of business records. This can either be a detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue of a more substantial collection. Grant recipients should provide the BAC with a final report and catalogue, and the catalogue should be made available to The National Archives’ DISCOVERY database.
Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. Please note that the BAC would not normally award a grant to the same institution within three years.
Any questions about the grant should be addressed to Adam Hillhouse, Administrator, Business Archives Council Cataloguing Grants (2015) at:
tel: 020 7239 2566
Find out about the current winner:
2014 - Gloucestershire Archives
Find out about the projects of past winners:
2013 - West Sussex Record Office
2012 - Durham County Record Office
2011 - Norfolk Record Office