Courtesy of The National Maritime Museum, Purcell Miller Triton

Private giving is an important source of funding for the archives sector. The Giving White Paper, published in May 2011, sets out the government's aim to introduce incentives for giving and to make it easier to give.

This section provides information on private funding sources. Also provided are useful resources to support archive services in developing fundraising techniques to engage with individual supporters, businesses and trusts and foundations.

Read case studies in our statistics, studies and reports section.