Collaborate and Innovate

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The Collaborate and Innovate funding programme is focused on both empowering archives to use creativity and innovation in developing ideas and solutions, and on encouraging the work of networks, leading to outcomes that will make a real difference to archives across England.

Collaborate and Innovate supports a drive towards collaborative approaches to problem solving, innovative practice and the development and testing of original ideas. This is delivered through two funding programmes: the Networks for Change fund and the Archives Testbed fund.

About Collaborate and Innovate

Discover the aims and outcomes of Collaborate and Innovate's two funding schemes, the Archive Testbed Fund and the Networks for Change Fund.

Help with your application

Discuss your proposed project with us and read the full guide to the application form.

Archive Testbed Fund

The Archives Testbed funding scheme provides grants of up to £5,000 for archives who would like to test, explore, or evolve a new idea that could lead to positive change for archives.

Networks for Change Fund

The Networks for Change fund provides grants of up to £15,000 for the development of new or existing collaborative networks of archive services.