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Cataloguing Grants Programme
The Cataloguing Grants Programme supports the cataloguing of collections that need external funding to provide access to their content.
We are administering the distribution of more than £1.5 million over five years to tackle cataloguing backlogs. This has been made possible by the generous support of:
- The Pilgrim Trust
- The Foyle Foundation
- The Wolfson Foundation
- The Monument Trust
- The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
- The Mercers Company Charitable Foundation
- The Goldsmiths Company
- The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
We provide additional funding, together with expert and secretariat support, for the programme. An independent panel makes the final decisions on the allocation of grants.
Five year review of the Cataloguing Grants Programme
Find out about the impact of cataloguing projects supported by the programme, from uncovering new treasures to supporting scholarship and opening up new opportunities for archive services.
National Cataloguing Grants Scheme Five Year Review (PDF, 0.00Mb)
The 2013 scheme round is now open.
Please see the 2013 application form and guidance notes below.
Phase one application form 2013 (DOC, 0.04Mb)
Guidance notes for applicants 2013 (DOC, 0.07Mb)
Cataloguing Grants Panel 2012
- Georgina Nayler (Pilgrim Trust, Chair)
- Rachel Foss (British Library)
- David Brown (National Archives of Scotland)
- Sue Donnelly (London School of Economics Library, Archives Division)
- Mary Ellis/Sarah Horton (CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales)
- Heather Forbes (Gloucestershire Archives)
- Liz Rees (Tyne and Wear Archives Service)
- Chris Webb (Borthwick Institute, University of York)
- Nicholas Kingsley (The National Archives, Programme Manager)
- James Travers (The National Archives, Programme Secretary)
Successful applicants in 2012
Applications for over £1.6 million in total were received. Although many worthwhile projects could not be funded, we are delighted to announce that the following projects have been successful:
- University of Bristol Theatre Collection - Centre Stage/Backstage: The Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection (£22,371)
- London School of Economics - Swords into Ploughshares: the archives of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (British Section) and Fellowship of Reconciliation (London Union) (£42,988)
- West Yorkshire Archives Service - Nostell Priory and the Winn Family (£37,064)
- Hampshire Archives and Local Studies - 'A Serche in Oure Evidences' The Winchester bishopric archives (£23,809)
- Warwickshire Record Office - Boaters and Bright Sparks: The Willans Works Archive (£33,330)
- National Portrait Gallery - The George Frederic Watts Collection (£23,582)
- Staffordshire Record Office -Agents of change: the Bolton estate of the Earls of Bradford (£39,116)
- Surrey History Centre - From Clapham to Bloomsbury: Three Generations of the Lushington family (£26,478)
- Suffolk Record Office - Cautley and Barefoot, Architects (£10,500)
- Cumbria Archive Service, Barrow - Millom and Askam Hematite Iron Company Limited (£30,930)
- Bishopsgate Institute/Humanist Library and Archives - Alternatives to Religion (£41,250)
- Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service - The Lytteltons of Hagley: history makers and empire builders (£34,292)
- East London Mosque - Cataloguing of East London Mosque Archives (£42,250)
Read case studies in our statistics, studies and reports section.
For more information please contact the casework manager.
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