Private giving

Private giving is an important source of funding for the archives sector. The Giving White Paper, published in May 2011, sets out the government's aim to introduce incentives for giving and to make it easier to give.

This section provides information on private funding sources. Also provided are useful resources to support archive services in developing fundraising techniques to engage with individual supporters, businesses and trusts and foundations.


Archive services may approach their users or other interested individuals to support their work.

Friends groups

The guidance here outlines how archive services can work with their friends groups to maximise effectiveness in a range of areas.


Archive services are excellent potential partners for business.