BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

The Business Archives Council (BAC) cataloguing grant for 2015 has now closed to applications.

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

The grant 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.

Applications each year are welcome from businesses, local record offfices, universities, museums, charities, specialist repositories and other organisations that hold business archives. 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 this year's winner:

2015 - University of Manchester Library

Find out about the projects of past winners:

2014 - Gloucestershire Archives

2013 - West Sussex Record Office

2012 - Durham County Record Office

2011 - Norfolk Record Office

2010 - Dorset History Centre and The National Railway Museum