Archives Revealed awards first Scoping Grants

The first five successful applicants to the Archives Revealed Scoping Grants programme have been announced.

The scheme, which is supported by The National Archives, The Pilgrim Trust, the Wolfson Foundation and the Foyle Foundation, has awarded grants of up to £3,000 to five archives across the UK.

Val Johnson, Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives, said:

“The Scoping Grants scheme is designed to provide support for archives to improve the understanding and accessibility of their collections. We are delighted to announce the first five recipients from our new Scoping Grant programme, which will result in archives producing better plans for the development of collections, conducting robust preparation for further work on archive material, and opening up new research possibilities for the wider public.”

The first scoping grants have been awarded to Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, Society of Antiquaries of London, Morrab Library, Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, and Leonard Cheshire. Further information about each scoping grant project.

The Scoping Grants scheme is a rolling programme with assessments taking place four times per year. Further details about the scheme.

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