Collaborate and Innovate

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 in the UK.

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

Additional funding for digital projects

We are pleased to announce that an additional £60,000 is now available to fund projects specifically with a digital engagement focus. The additional funding will be awarded in rounds one and two of the Archive Testbed Fund. Find out more

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.