BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

This year the Business Archives Council is pleased to announce that it has increased its annual cataloguing grant for business collections to £4000. The aim of the grant is to fund the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, and 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 
  • increase access to business collections

The grant opens on 03 April 2018 and the deadline for applications is 25 June 2018.

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.  Please note that the BAC will not award a grant to the same institution within three years.

Find out more about the grant criteria here. The application form is available here.

Any questions about the grant should be addressed to Jenny Willis, Administrator, Business Archives Council Cataloguing Grant 2018, at

Find out about the projects of past winners:

2017 - British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT)

2016 - Lancashire Archives

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