Training and events

We are offering training to develop and deepen skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector.

The importance of this is emphasised at both an organisational level within the Archive Service Accreditation standard and for individuals within the Archives Record Association Competency framework.

The Archive Service Accreditation Standard section on organisational health sets out requirements in the areas of mission statements, forward planning, government and management structures and resources such as building and storage, finance, and workforce.

Most training sessions are either free or carry a minimal charge, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like more information about any of our sessions, please email us.

Please note places are limited on our events, so please only book if you are able to attend. If you can no longer attend please contact us.

Meet the Funder: North

Leeds, Wednesday 10 May – book now

The aim of this workshop is to give colleagues working in the archives sector a flavour of funding sources available to them, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Wellcome Trust, covering both targeted and general programmes of relevance to archive services. During the day there will be informal discussions, advice to individual organisations thinking of applying, presentations, and roundtable surgeries with each of the funders, as well as a chance to find out more about The National Archives’ Fundraising for Archives programme.

Fundraising for Archives

The Fundraising for Archives programme will equip attendees with the confidence and skills to successfully secure funding, whether for core expenses or specific projects.

Friends and Volunteers: Introduction to Fundraising Support

Manchester, Tuesday 30 May – book now

Following the success of the Fundraising for Archives event for Friends and volunteers in December 2016, we are now responding to demand and offering a new opportunity for Friends and Volunteers from across the archive sector to attend a workshop on fundraising. This is a chance for Friends and volunteers from different services to come together, share their experiences and hear about fundraising best practice from peers who have been successful at generating income for their archive.

Open call training

Effective fundraising is more than a one-off bid to a large funder; we are offering modules on a range of themes from utilising your Friends’ group and volunteers to writing your service’s case for support.

Courses are led by an experienced fundraiser and are tailored specifically to archives and collections. The sessions are interactive and practical, enabling participants to apply the course content to their own organisations and share experiences with fellow attendees. Each course is supported with case studies, dynamic guides and templates which you can use to put learned skills into practice.

This is the final year of Fundraising for Archives, so take advantage of these fully-funded workshops to develop your fundraising capacity.

Advocacy and Building a Case for Support

London, Wednesday 24 May – book now

Glasgow, Wednesday 7 June – book now

Cardiff, Wednesday 20 September – book now

Bid Writing

Leeds, Tuesday 12 June – book now

London, Wednesday 16 August – book now

Exeter, Wednesday 18 October – book now

Generating Larger Donations

Birmingham, Thursday 6 July – book now

Manchester, Tuesday 31 October – book now

Cardiff, Tuesday 21 November – book now

Unlock Funding Through your Friends Group and Volunteers

Taunton, Wednesday 12 July – book now

Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Digital Fundraising

Crewe, Wednesday 19 July – book now

Leeds, Tuesday 10 October – book now

Birmingham, Wednesday 15 November – book now

Developing a Fundraising Strategy

York, Tuesday 8 August – book now

London, Wednesday 4 October – book now

Edinburgh, Wednesday 1 November – book now

Measuring Outcomes, Benchmarking and Evaluation

Manchester Thursday 28 September – book now

London, Thursday 30 November – book now