Archives Revealed: New funding programme to support cataloguing of archive collections

Today The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust announce the launch of Archives Revealed, a funding programme to support the cataloguing of archive collections. This funding will support archive services across the UK to make their uncatalogued archive collections accessible and available to all.

Archives Revealed offers two kinds of support. Cataloguing grants of up to £40,000 will be available to create catalogues of archival collections. Scoping grants of up to £3,000 will also be available to help archives to conduct collection analysis which will support the development of plans for their future cataloguing priorities and projects.

Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives said:

‘I am delighted to announce the launch of Archives Revealed. Along with The Pilgrim Trust we look forward to working with archives from across the country to support their efforts in cataloguing more of their rich and diverse collections and opening them up for all to use.’

Building on the success of a previous scheme, the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives, a revised funding criteria will include an assessment of the collection’s significance, including its rarity, historical value, and research value to a variety of audience groups. This will be assessed alongside demonstrated evidence of the need for the cataloguing to be completed, with an additional focus given to an analysis of current and potential impact.

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