Archives Revealed

Archives are the raw material of history: the evidence of what past people did and thought. Cataloguing is the essential first step to unlocking the potential value of an archive for society.

An archive without a catalogue is like a room without a door: there’s no way of finding out what is inside.

'Archives Revealed' is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is the only funding stream available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives.

The fund is comprised of two funding strands:

Cataloguing grants

Up to £40,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections. The grants will open up access to collections that matter to both researchers and communities and increase public engagement with history.

The application deadline for phase 1 of Cataloguing Grants is 12 January 2018.

Scoping Grants

Up to £3,000 helping archives conduct collection analysis to support development of plans for future cataloguing priorities and projects.

The scoping grant fund will open in February 2018.

Archives Revealed

Further help and support

Further help and support

Find out more about the support we can provide, including further help making applications, training opportunities, links to useful resources in fundraising, and additional support for archives development

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