BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

In support of the National Strategy for Business Archives, the Business Archives Council (BAC) this year again offered a cataloguing grant for business collections. The grant was worth £3000 and has been awarded to Lancashire Archives for the Abbott and Company of Lancaster, stained glass manufacturers. Find out more.

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

Any questions about the grant should be addressed to Adam Hillhouse, Administrator, Business Archives Council Cataloguing Grants (2016) at

Find out about this year's winner:

2016 - Lancashire Archives

Find out about the projects of past winners:

2015 - University of Manchester Library

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