How to apply

The application process

Following a comprehensive review in 2020, Archives Revealed continues to be a two-phase programme but we have simplified the first phase.

Phase 1 (expression of interest) is designed for applicants to provide an outline of their proposed projects, to enable exploration of eligibility for the programme, and to consider how each project supports the overall goal and aims of the Archives Revealed programme.

Phase 2 (full application) is focused on a more detailed outline of the proposed cataloguing project, looking at collection significance, the need for cataloguing to take place, the impact of the project on audiences, and the cataloguing approach.

You can find out more about how we evaluate applications at each phase on our ‘assessment process‘ webpage.

Deadlines and key dates

Round 4 (2020-21)

Phase 1 (expression of interest) opens for applications – 4 January 2021
Phase 1 (expression of interest) closing date – 11 March 2021
Phase 1 assessment panel – week commencing 19 April 2021
Invitations to Phase 2 delivered – week commencing 26 April 2021

Phase 2 (full application) closing date – 3 June 2021
Phase 2 assessment panel – week commencing 19 July 2021
Announcement of funding awarded – week commencing 19 July 2021

How do I apply?

Round 4 of the cataloguing grants programme is now open.

To apply, please follow the steps below:

  1. Check your eligibility to apply on our ‘about the grants‘ webpage
  2. Contact us at archivesrevealed@nationalarchives.gov.uk for a chat about your project
  3. After this pre-application discussion, we will send you a link to our online application system
  4. Complete the application using the question-by-question guidance on our ‘help with your application‘ webpage

If you have any programme enquiries, including about eligibility, please get in touch.