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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:
email: adam.hillhouse@postalheritage.org.uk
tel: 020 7239 2566

Guidance Notes

Application Form

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

2010 - Dorset History Centre and The National Railway Museum


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