Covid-19 Archives Fund

This fund is now closed, take a look at our current funding opportunities.

The Covid-19 Archives Fund provides support for short-notice work to secure vulnerable analogue and born-digital records across the United Kingdom. The fund is open to the benefit of archives at risk that might otherwise be dispersed or lost without intervention. It particularly focuses on records  not protected by legislation (such as charity and private records), acknowledging that archive services may struggle to respond to collections at immediate risk due to limited resources. The deadline for applications to the Covid-19 Archives Fund is 15 January 2021 as the funding must be distributed by 31 March 2021.



Listen to a summary of the Covid-19 Archives Fund by Emma Markiewicz, Head of Archive Sector Development

About the Covid-19 Archives Fund

The National Archives has been allocated £500,000 additional funding directly from HM Treasury as a risk management fund for the archives sector.

Awarded grants

In March 2021, the COVID-19 Archives Fund awarded grants of up to £50,000 to 25 organisations.