BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives
This cataloguing grant is in support of the National Strategy for Business Archives. We hope to make it available annually during strategy implementation, 2010-2015.
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 £2000 grant will be used over the equivalent of a 4-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 an article for its newsletter, and the catalogue should be made available to the National Register of Archives (published by The National Archives).
Please find the 2013 application form and criteria/guidance notes below. The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 June 2013.
The BAC is delighted to announce that additional to its annual cataloguing grant for business archives, this year it is also offering a £2000 cataloguing grant specifically for business archives related to the arts. This was launched on 1st May 2013 and applicants who have applie dto the existing cataloguing grant previously, including this year, are also welcome to apply. The application form and criteria/guidance notes are available on the webpage specfically relating to the arts grant.
Any questions should be address to Lorna Williams, Trustee of the Business Archives Council (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 020 7601 4889)
Find out about the projects of past winners:
2012 - Durham County Record Office
2011 - Norfolk Record Office