Governmental bodies may seek to support public policy through grant programmes. These are often one-off programmes to pilot new initiatives. The National Lottery was set up in 1994 to support good causes, and by February 2012 had distributed £27 billion to projects.

This section provides information on funding from European and UK government, statutory organisations and lottery distributors, as well as guidance to support services in identifying appropriate funding streams and programmes. Read case studies in our statistics, studies and reports section.

Higher Education Funding for Beginners

As part of our commitment to help the sector with fundraising, on the 26th of February 2013 we held a 'Higher Education Funding for Beginners' training day. The aims of the day were:

  • Improve understanding of the landscape in which Higher Education funders operate
  • Raise awareness of specific Higher Education funders
  • Encourage archive services to think about partnership working and collaborations

Please check out the presentations below as they include practial information as well as case studies on raising funds and creating partnerships between the Higher Education sector and archives.

The Carmichael Watson Project (PPT, 5.99Mb)

Research Councils UK: HE sector in the UK  (PDF, 2.08Mb)

Working with University Development Team (PPT, 1.04Mb)

M&S: Business and HE in Partnership  (PPT, 2.42Mb)

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